• WordNet 3.6
    • n calligraphy beautiful handwriting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calligraphy Fair or elegant penmanship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calligraphy The art of beautiful writing; fair or elegant writing or penmanship; by extension, handwriting in general; penmanship. Also spelled caligraphy, kalligraphy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calligraphy kal-lig′ra-fi fine penmanship; characteristic style of writing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. calligraphie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., kalos, beautiful, graphein, to write.


In literature:

Her neat, clerk-like calligraphy, on the label of the parcel, exasperated him.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
This is not effective calligraphy.
"A Sixth-Century Fragment of the Letters of Pliny the Younger" by Elias Avery Lowe and Edward Kennard Rand
She wrote a good clear hand and her method was as clear as her calligraphy.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
He has already taught Pierette to read, and, moreover, recalling his calligraphy as a sergeant-major, he has set her copies in writing.
"Ten Tales" by François Coppée
Inside was a book, bound in leather and gilded, with exquisite calligraphy on its cover.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
His Zen-style calligraphy allowed for no hesitation, no retouching.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
The writing materials used by Heian courtiers and the calligraphy they set down became important tools for the Zen arts.
"Zen Culture" by Thomas Hoover
His calligraphy is ranked among history's greatest .
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
He is fond of making sounding phrases, and his signature is a masterpiece of inimitable calligraphy.
"English Pharisees and French Crocodiles" by Max O'Rell
The calligraphy, though very readable, has a somewhat slipshod look.
"Harriet Martineau" by Florence Fenwick Miller
Wait a moment, I never saw such illegible calligraphy.
"Mavis of Green Hill" by Faith Baldwin
Do not, in writing for the press, affect the crow-quill calligraphy that is fashionable for album verses and complimentary billets.
"The Ladies' Guide to True Politeness and Perfect Manners" by Eliza Leslie
The importance of calligraphy was recognised long before the date of any literary monuments of its development.
"Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters" by W. Carew Hazlitt
Ibn Abi Sarh was well versed in the arts of calligraphy and horsemanship.
"The Life of Mohammad" by Etienne Dinet
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
She was not familiar with Miss Hildreth's calligraphy.
"Miss Hildreth, Volume 3 of 3" by Augusta de Grasse Stevens
A portion of the writing upon it was in a well-formed man's hand, the remainder in a heavy calligraphy totally different.
"Devil's Dice" by William Le Queux
The peculiarities of the fine angular calligraphy were exactly similar.
"The Temptress" by William Le Queux
The other calligraphy was large, bold and free.
"The Stolen Statesman" by William Le Queux
Hence the introduction of calligraphy must be placed in 405.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

"Zen Buddhism " also shows more than 40 hanging scrolls whose paintings and calligraphy were created by Zen Buddhist monks from 1600 to 1868.
Artist's work combines Arabic calligraphy and street art to form his distinctive "calligraffiti".
It's a kind of calligraphy, these ringlets and waves, hair combed, twisted and pinned.
' Out of Character ' review: Chinese calligraphy.
Image-In Calligraphy in stone composite by Wetstyle, 888-536-9001.
Scenic Route on the Calligraphy Superhighway .
More important, they focus on the process of writing calligraphy itself, one they compare to dance .
Enjoys calligraphy, painting and tutoring.
Seeking the Calligraphy in the Grain.
Michele Keele's pen ink sits next to the light table in her home calligraphy studio Nov 19.
Not your mama 's calligraphy.
A Man of Letters Artist turns calligraphy into statement.
His calligraphy robot has gone on display at Asia's biggest tech fair, Ceatec.
I want to show up at the first class and discover I have a knack for whatever it is we're going to study - pottery, Japanese calligraphy, racquetball, oil painting, flute.
Among noble accomplishments for Chinese gentlemen, Go ranked with calligraphy, poetry and music.

In science:

Sets are in upper-case calligraphy (e.g. Z ).
Passive network tomography for erroneous networks: A network coding approach