picture writing


noun

the art of recording events or expressing ideas by pictures, or pictorial symbols, as practiced by preliterate peoples.
pictorial symbols forming a record or communication.

Origin of picture writing

First recorded in 1735–45
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picture writing

noun

any writing system that uses pictographs
a system of artistic expression and communication using pictures or symbolic figures
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