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Definition of hieroglyph noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hieroglyph

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhaɪərəˌɡlɪf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhaɪrəˌɡlɪf//
 
 
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a picture or symbol of an object, representing a word, syllable, or sound, especially as used in ancient Egyptian and other writing systems
hieroglyphic
 
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NAmE//ˌhaɪərəˈɡlɪfɪk//
 
, NAmE//ˌhaɪrəˈɡlɪfɪk//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hieroglyph