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I had this desire to understand Islam better and then focus on the beauty of Arabic and Islamic cultures. And one of the first things to emerge was Arabic calligraphy, which was instantly inspiring.
Craig Thompson

Meaning of "calligraphy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CALLIGRAPHY

calligraphy  [kəˈlɪɡrəfɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CALLIGRAPHY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Calligraphy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CALLIGRAPHY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

calligraphy

Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument or brush in one stroke.:17 A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner".:18 Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the letters may or may not be legible. Classical calligraphy differs from typography and non-classical hand-lettering, though a calligrapher may practice both. Calligraphy continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations, font design and typography, original hand-lettered logo design, religious art, announcements, graphic design and commissioned calligraphic art, cut stone inscriptions, and memorial documents. It is also used for props and moving images for film and television, testimonials, birth and death certificates, maps, and other written works. Some of the finest works of modern calligraphy are charters and letters patent issued by monarchs and officers of state in various countries.

Definition of calligraphy in the English dictionary

The definition of calligraphy in the dictionary is handwriting, esp beautiful handwriting considered as an art Also called: chirography.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CALLIGRAPHY


bibliography
ˌbɪblɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
biography
baɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
biostratigraphy
ˌbaɪəʊstrəˈtɪɡrəfɪ
brachygraphy
brəˈkɪɡrəfɪ
discography
dɪsˈkɒɡrəfɪ
epigraphy
ɪˈpɪɡrəfɪ
filmography
fɪlˈmɒɡrəfɪ
geography
dʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ
lexigraphy
lɛkˈsɪɡrəfɪ
pasigraphy
pəˈsɪɡrəfɪ
photography
fəˈtɒɡrəfɪ
polygraphy
pəˈlɪɡrəfɪ
pornography
pɔːˈnɒɡrəfɪ
psaligraphy
səˈlɪɡrəfɪ
pseudepigraphy
ˌsjuːdɪˈpɪɡrəfɪ
scintigraphy
ˌsɪnˈtɪɡrəfɪ
serigraphy
səˈrɪɡrəfɪ
stratigraphy
strəˈtɪɡrəfɪ
tachygraphy
tæˈkɪɡrəfɪ
typography
taɪˈpɒɡrəfɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CALLIGRAPHY

calliature
Callicrates
callid
callidity
calligramme
calligrapher
calligraphic
calligraphical
calligraphically
calligraphist
Callimachus
calling
calling card
calliope
calliopsis
callipash
calliper
calliper compasses
calliper rule
calliper splint

WORDS THAT END LIKE CALLIGRAPHY

angiography
cartography
choreography
chromatography
cinematography
computed tomography
computerized tomography
cryptography
crystallography
demography
gas chromatography
historiography
iconography
lithography
mammography
oceanography
orthography
radiography
tomography
topography
videography

Synonyms and antonyms of calligraphy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «calligraphy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CALLIGRAPHY

Find out the translation of calligraphy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of calligraphy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «calligraphy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

书法
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caligrafía
570 millions of speakers

English

calligraphy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुलेख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخط العربي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

каллиграфия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caligrafia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিল্পস্বরুপহস্তলিপি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

calligraphie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kaligrafi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kalligraphie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

書道
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

서예
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaligrafi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thư pháp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சித்திரமொழி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅलिग्राफी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaligrafi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calligrafia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kaligrafia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

каліграфія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

caligrafie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καλλιγραφία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kalligrafie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kalligrafi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kalligrafi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of calligraphy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CALLIGRAPHY»

The term «calligraphy» is very widely used and occupies the 18.689 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CALLIGRAPHY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about calligraphy

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4 QUOTES WITH «CALLIGRAPHY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word calligraphy.
1
Ricky Jay
I'm much more interested in lesser-known eccentrics and characters and performers. Like Matthew Buchinger, who was born in Germany in 1674, had no arms or legs and yet did magic, and had 14 kids, and made the most extraordinary calligraphy.
2
Meghan Markle
I've always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn't wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's wedding.
3
Meghan Markle
What's funny is I probably still have some calligraphy business cards floating out in the world, and I can't wait for someone to call me in a month or something, and say, 'Can you do these for my son's Bar Mitzvah?'
4
Craig Thompson
I had this desire to understand Islam better and then focus on the beauty of Arabic and Islamic cultures. And one of the first things to emerge was Arabic calligraphy, which was instantly inspiring.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CALLIGRAPHY»

Discover the use of calligraphy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to calligraphy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Learn Calligraphy: The Complete Book of Lettering and Design
In this book, Margaret Shepherd, America's premier calligrapher, shows you that calligraphy is not simply a craft you can learn, but an elegant art form that you can make your own.
Margaret Shepherd, 2013
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Calligraphy
Generous sampling of work by foremost modern calligrapher: single letters, words, sentences, ventures into abstract and Oriental calligraphy, more. Over 100 original alphabets. Foreword by Tommy Thompson.
Arthur Baker, 2000
3
Calligraphy Made Easy: A Beginner's Workbook
With Calligraphy Made Easy, you can learn the art of beautiful writing in just 8 easy lessons.
Margaret Shepherd, 1981
4
Calligraphy Kit: A Complete Kit for Beginners
The lettering book covers the basics—such as pen styles, angles, and hand positions; letter heights and spacing; and practice strokes—before offering advanced techniques for rendering several calligraphic alphabets.
Arthur Newhall, Eugene Metcalf, 2011
5
Italic and Copperplate Calligraphy: The Basics and Beyond
This guide to the two most popular styles of calligraphy is filled with advice for those looking to advance to the next level.
Eleanor Winters, 2013
6
Calligraphy
Calligraphy means beautiful writing, and the twenty-six examples in this collection cover many centuries of this most decorative of traditional crafts.
Michael Gullick, 1996
7
Calligraphy: A Book of Contemporary Inspiration
This is an invaluable sourcebook for both enthusiastic beginners and experienced calligraphers who wish to let their imaginations run free.
Denise Lach, 2009
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Calligraphy For Dummies
All you need is the right guide and you’ll be up to speed in no time! Calligraphy For Dummies lets anyone discover the art and fun of lettering. With this hands-on guide, you’ll be able to develop your craft and test it out in no time.
Jim Bennett, 2011
9
Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get ...
The twenty projects in the book provide lots of inspiration for making your own and are grouped into three sections: weddings, entertainment, and personal stationery.
‎2013
10
Calligraphy Alphabets Made Easy
"Master the art of beautiful writing quickly and simply, as you learn a new alphabet every day and complete a practical lettering project each week"--Cover.
Margaret Shepherd, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CALLIGRAPHY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term calligraphy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Learn the art of calligraphy at West Deptford Library
Learn how to do beautiful calligraphy with Maureen Peters, owner of Letterworks Art Studio in Woodbury. https//www.pinterest.com/letterworks/. «NJ.com, Jul 15»
2
Islamic art: An eclectic mix of calligraphy
KARACHI: Calligraphy, one of the most ancient expressions of Islamic art, continues to be celebrated across the world. With the passage of ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Quranic calligraphy on display at Gallery 6
Among the Chinese calligraphers, Imam Haji Abdul Hakim, with his own masterly techniques and skills of Chinese calligraphy, shows a solid ... «Daily Times, Jul 15»
4
The Art of Calligraphy with a Special Focus
The visual art of writing is being celebrated in a vintage exhibition at Delhi's National Museum showcasing the art of calligraphy with a special ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
5
Tibetan calligraphy retreat
During the eight-day calligraphy meditation retreat, Tashi Mannox will offer instruction on how to properly construct the classical Uchen script, ... «Hereford Times, Jul 15»
6
This Week In Dubai: Ramadan Night Market, Calligraphy Whispers
Salah Shaheen incorporates classical and modern calligraphy into her incredible artwork. Photo Credit: Salah Shaheen. The Z Gallery at Four ... «Haute Living, Jul 15»
7
Elizabeth Neel at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Choreography and Calligraphy: Elizabeth Neel at Susanne Vielmetter Los ... abstraction somewhere between choreography and calligraphy. «Blouinartinfo UK, Jul 15»
8
Feldheym Library hosts Chinese calligraphy workshop July 14
The Feldheym Library will host a Chinese calligraphy workshop presented by Emmy Lam on July 14. The free workshop is open to teens and ... «San Bernardino County Sun, Jul 15»
9
Chinese man writes calligraphy with head after losing arm and leg
His son is currently in secondary school and his daughter is away at university, and he hopes to support both children to the end of their ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
10
Chinese street artist paints calligraphy with FEET (related)
Video footage uploaded by YouTube channel The Wanderers shows the incredible art of calligraphy being created using an artist's FEET. Paramedics attend to ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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