Calligraphic



fancy penmanship, especially highly decorative handwriting, as with a great many flourishes:
She appreciated the calligraphy of the 18th century.
handwriting; penmanship.
the art of writing beautifully:
He studied calligraphy when he was a young man.
a script, usually cursive, although sometimes angular, produced chiefly by brush, especially Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic writing of high aesthetic value.
Fine Arts. line or a group of lines either derived from or resembling letter forms and characterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing, especially that produced with a brush or pen.
Historical Examples

Illuminated Manuscripts John W. Bradley
Tracks of a Rolling Stone Henry J. Coke
Bibliomania in the Middle Ages Frederick Somner Merryweather
Bibliomania in the Middle Ages Frederick Somner Merryweather
Japan Various
The Wanderings and Homes of Manuscripts M. R. James
The History of Signboards Jacob Larwood
The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin
Game and Playe of the Chesse Caxton
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

noun
handwriting, esp beautiful handwriting considered as an art Also called chirography
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