Definition of calligraphy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

calligraphy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kəˈlɪɡrəfi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈlɪɡrəfi//
 
[uncountable] Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills
 
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beautiful handwriting that you do with a special pen or brush; the art of producing this a poem written in neat italic calligraphy See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Crafts and skills Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Greek kalligraphia, from kalligraphos ‘person who writes beautifully’, from kallos ‘beauty’ + graphein ‘write’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calligraphy