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hieroglyphic

hi·er·o·gly·ph·ic

hieroglyphic

 
 
pronunciation:
haI r glI fk [or] haI r glI fihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with writing that uses pictures and symbols to stand for words or sounds.
 
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a picture or symbol that stands for a word or sound; single hieroglyphic symbol.
Hieroglyphics were used by the ancient Egyptians.
derivations: hieroglyphical (adj.), hieroglyphically (adv.)
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