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



BrE BrE//ɡlɪf//
; NAmE NAmE//ɡlɪf//
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a symbol carved out of stone, especially one from an ancient writing system Word Originlate 18th cent. (originally referring to an ornamental carved channel, as on a Greek frieze): from French glyphe, from Greek gluphē ‘carving’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: glyph