• Glyph

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɡlɪf/
    • Rhymes: -ɪf

    Origin

    First attested in 1727. From French glyphe, from Ancient Greek γλυφή (gluphē, "carving"), from γλύφω (gluphō, "I carve, engrave").

    Full definition of glyph

    Noun

    glyph

    (plural glyphs)
    1. A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea.
    2. Any non-verbal symbol that imparts information.
    3. (typography, computing) A visual representation of a letter, character, or symbol, in a specific font and style.
    4. (architecture) A vertical groove.

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