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  • Noun

calligraphy

kuh-LIG-ruh-fee

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Careful calligraphy, or writing and painting of letters, is truly elegant. Words and symbols can be visually attractive if they are beautifully written using calligraphy by an accomplished artist. A special calligraphic pen or brush is used to great effect to achieve graceful lines and beautiful effects on the artistically designed, handwritten page.

Quiz: What is calligraphy?

  • Beautiful handwriting made with special pens.
  • Short poems that focus on topics such as nature.
  • A way to print designs on clothing or paper.

Memory Hook
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Calli's Graphs are Beautiful Although most people wouldn't call hand-drawn mathematical graphs beautiful, Calli does hers so precisely and accurately that her impressed math teacher says Calli's graphs could be considered calligraphy because they are the best he's ever seen.

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  • The most famous of composite works is the Preface to the Great Tang Buddhist Canon, compiled from the calligraphy of Wang Xizhi by the Buddhist monk Huairen at the behest of the emperor and completed in 672. —BNET
  • In order to comprehend the history of Chinese calligraphy in its fullest scope, however, the role of stone-engraved calligraphy can not be ignored. —BNET
  • The invitation resembles a high-end dinner menu — a leather binder with the tournament logo, two simple words 'The Invitation' on the front and elaborate calligraphy asking celebrities/amateurs to spend four days on the Monterey Peninsula. —Sports Illustrated

Word Ingredients
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cal beauty
-i- connective
graph write
-y activity

Calligraphy is the art of “beauty in writing.”

Word Theater
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Calligraphy Tool The Rotring Artpen.
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