Definition of calligraph in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaləˌɡraf/


[with object] (usually be calligraphed)
Write in calligraphic style: invitations meticulously calligraphed in black ink
More example sentences
  • In the slanting rays of the sun, the inscriptions stood out as if having been calligraphed in black crayon.
  • Her poetry was calligraphed on the walls in black marker.
  • All the revelations in Mecca were being written in 'Queeramuz script', while those in Madina were being calligraphed in 'Hiri script'.


Mid 19th century (as a noun): from French calligraphe, via medieval Latin from Greek kalligraphos (see calligraphy). The verb dates from the late 19th century.

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Syllabification: cal·li·graph

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