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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

The Religions of Japan William Elliot Griffis
A History of Chinese Literature Herbert A. Giles

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


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