- 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
Examples from the Web for picture writing
Historical Examples of picture writing
The earliest Egyptian writing was that which is called hieroglyphic, or picture-writing.History of Religion
This warlike message is a specimen of Indian picture-writing.Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I
Friedrich Max Mller
In this time did the picture-writing change, or, indeed, was it ever identical?Studies in Central American Picture-Writing
Edward S. Holden
And yet this is the picture-writing of the Aztecs, with which the world has been so edified for centuries.Mexico and its Religion
Robert A. Wilson
They corresponded with their kindred on the plains by picture-writing.Petals Plucked from Sunny Climes
- any writing system that uses pictographs
- a system of artistic expression and communication using pictures or symbolic figures