[ pe-truh-glif ]
/ ˈpɛ trəˌglɪf /
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a drawing or carving on rock, made by a member of a prehistoric people.
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Also called petrograph.
OTHER WORDS FROM petroglyphpet·ro·glyph·ic, adjectivepe·trog·ly·phy [pi-trog-luh-fee], /pɪˈtrɒg lə fi/, noun
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How to use petroglyph in a sentence
Ride Poison Spider Mesa, a hybrid of dirt and rock, and you’ll see arches and petroglyphs.
The large figure on the right reminds us of the human form of the petroglyph at Nanaimo.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley|Harlan Ingersoll Smith
British Dictionary definitions for petroglyph
/ (ˈpɛtrəˌɡlɪf) /
a drawing or carving on rock, esp a prehistoric one
Word Origin for petroglyph
C19: via French from Greek petra stone + gluphē carving
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