Definition of glyptography in English:

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glyptography

Pronunciation: /ɡlipˈtäɡrəfē/

noun

The art or scientific study of gem engraving.
Example sentences
  • The XI international days of glyptography are organized this year in Palma de Mallorca.
  • Gemstone carving, known as glyptography, is an exacting endeavor in which only the gifted and patient achieve success.
  • The designs were reproduced from etchings by means of glyptography, a cheap form of graphic reproduction, enabling the publisher to sell the entire series of prints for one shilling.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Greek gluptos 'carved' (from gluphein 'carve') + -graphy.

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