Definition of chirography in English:


Syllabification: chi·rog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /kīˈrägrəfē


  • Handwriting, especially as distinct from typography.
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    • It does, indeed contribute to render spoken discourse more effective, but so does elegant chirography or clear typography improve the effectiveness of written thought.
    • The picturesque, to be sure, is equally deficient in his chirography and in his poetical productions.
    • As can be seen, even the adequate classification of chirography in relation to other picture signs, or other tracings on surfaces, remains a task for the future.



Pronunciation: /ˌkīrəˈgrafik/
More example sentences
  • In Orality and Literacy, Ong is careful to trace distinctions between oral, chirographic, manuscript, and print culture.
  • That is, all knowledge is mediated via either typographic or chirographic words on a page, or even on a screen.
  • As Caesar complains, a move to a chirographic culture changes how that culture views and uses memory.

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