[ pe-truh-glif ]
/ ˈpɛ trəˌglɪf /
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
Words nearby petroglyph
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Example sentences from the Web for petroglyph
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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