Share this entry
calligraph Syllabification: cal·li·graph
Pronunciation: /ˈkaləˌɡraf/

Definition of calligraph in English:


[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.

Definition of calligraph in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources