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Topic: VISUAL

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: kalligraphia, from kallos 'beauty' + -graphia '-graphy'

calligraphy

noun
     
calligraphy
cal‧lig‧ra‧phy [uncountable]
AV the art of producing beautiful writing using special pens or brushes, or the writing produced this way
calligrapher noun [countable]
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