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Below you will find the definition of calligraphy, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - beautiful handwriting
EXAMPLES - Calligraphy in a Sentence
- My study increased, and I also studied calligraphy. (source)
- The classes include lessons in Chinese calligraphy, art, music and cooking. (source)
- My mother was trained in Japanese calligraphy and other traditional Japanese arts. (source)
- In addition, it is frequently used during certain artistic ceremonies, such as calligraphy (source)
- We should go back to having lawyers handwrite everything, preferably in Japanese calligraphy. (source)
- The words were in a kind of calligraphy and the ink was darker in some spots and lighter in others. (source)
- He said that his "artsy, modern" dance was influenced by his earlier education in Chinese calligraphy. (source)
- "Those are beautiful checks!" exclaimed the investor's wife, remarking on the fine calligraphy-like writing. (source)
- So I made signs in Arabic calligraphy and I wrote (in Arabic): The solution, the Solution: Nationalize the University. " (source)
- "Dear Sir; " he said, and the Salamander danced above the vellum, burning the characters into it, in elegant calligraphy. (source)
- He entered the gatehouse with his calligraphy brush in his hand, and I seized him by his robe and shook him until ink flew. (source)
- From her new collection, Le Monaco in Taupe inscribed with "Smile and the World Will Smile Back at you" in Arabic calligraphy (source)
- He has already taught Pierette to read, and, moreover, recalling his calligraphy as a sergeant-major, he has set her copies in writing. (source)
- Lee Wen Hao sold blessings written in Chinese calligraphy yesterday at the Chinese Cultural Plaza as part of the Chinese New Year Festival. (source)
- The movements of his dancers sometimes suggests the stylized steps of performers in Chinese operas, or the flowing strokes of a calligraphy brush. (source)
- However, PJs skilled in calligraphy may want to hand print the information on the CD label, internal envelope and possibly on the package envelope. (source)
- Wooden scrolls covered in Chinese calligraphy hang around the museum entrance, giving visitors a sense of the school's century-long connection to China. (source)
- The ambitious project was to represent the journey from traditional China to modern China, all rendered in Chinese calligraphy-style ink and brush strokes. (source)
- There was something about the almost perfect calligraphy of the forged signature that reminded him of the professional-caliber speaking voice of the mailman. (source)
- He visited an international school in New Delhi where he encouraged the students to call him "Grandpa Wen" and offered a lesson in Chinese calligraphy by writing (source)
- Thank you for the comment about the Koran collection in the MFA - I have always had an interest in Arabic calligraphy and had no idea we had such a collection in Boston. (source)
- Under Shah 'Abbas a new artistic style developed in all the decorative arts, including the metalwork, textiles, carpets, glorious calligraphy and bookbinding shown at the BM. (source)
- By studying a carpet's knots, coloring and calligraphy, he could instantly assess its provenance, naming the country, village and sometimes the exact year in which it was made. (source)
- Detainees can learn to read and write, or study the Koran under the guidance of moderate mullahs, or master technical skills such as farm management, carpet-weaving and calligraphy. (source)
- The technique and artistic style of his painting and calligraphy is largely self-taught, as brushwork is not a part of formal monastic training, but part of his cumulative experience. (source)
- He held two solo exhibitions in Arabic calligraphy in Riyadh, and won the discretion of professional calligraphers: Sayed Ibrahim (Egypt) Hassan Chalapi (Turkey) and the Kamal Albaba (Lebanon). (source)
- Zhao said the school day began at 6am with physical exercise and included seminars and classes before evening lectures on subjects ranging from international economics to Taoism and calligraphy. (source)
- He noted the "majestic arches and soaring spires, timeless poetry and cherished music, elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation" that Islamic culture has contributed to the world. (source)
- In that spirit, one building could be selected to house a permanent display of Arabic and Islamic calligraphy, another could be designated for photography, a third for modern design concepts, etc. (source)
- He was pretty sure the Libyan caravan centre should be spelt "Sabha ', not" Sebha ', and he was even more certain that' qalam ', meaning a reed pen used in Arabic calligraphy, should start with a K. (source)
- The contribution includes 22 pencil drawings of Amistad slave ship prisoners, a primer in Arabic calligraphy and a journal kept by a member of Ferdinand Magellan's 1522 circumnavigation of the globe. (source)
- For over a millennium, Chinese ink painting remained virtually unchanged, painted on xuan paper (made from elm bark and other plant fibers) or silk, and executed with codified brushstrokes intimately related to calligraphy. (source)
- The piece "Yuefu's Rhyme of Painting" has been listed as UNESCO's "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" since it has combined a variety of art forms such as calligraphy, painting, music and dance into one. (source)
- The free event will include mosque tours, ethnic snacks, 10 years of photos of community involvement, children's activities, names written in Arabic, calligraphy lessons, henna tattoos and a children's fashion show. sleeves and long pants or skirts. (source)
- Leslie Hu, Chairwoman of the Concert Celebration, welcomes all to come and enjoy the many performances and activities planned for February 27, Saturday event, saying, "Festival reception will begin at 2pm with activities in Chinese calligraphy and folk dancing. (source)
- He knew that his calligraphy was so perfect as to seem artificial, and he always knew how to choose precisely the right words, whether dealing with a hopeful clergyman looking for a contributor, or an equally hopeful socialite hoping to attract Jason to her soiree. (source)
- Teacher Gu walked closer, and saw that the characters in the announcement were written in the ancient Li-styled calligraphy, each stroke carrying extra weight, as if the writer had been used to such a task, spelling out someone's imminent death with unhurried elegance. (source)
- He could then, out of the habit of an intellectual, ignore the grimness of the crime -- a rape, a murder, a robbery, or any misdeed against innocent souls -- and appreciate the calligraphy for its aesthetic merit, but the name was none other than the one he had chosen for his daughter, Gu Shan. (source)
- Teachers can tutor, graphic designers can do calligraphy, accountants can prepare taxes and anyone with specific expertise can succeed as a consultant, not to mention the thousands of women who supplement their careers by selling Avon products and Lia Sophia jewelry using their people or communication skills. (source)
- Nowhere else in the Gulf is there such a diversity of architecture inspired by Arab Hijazi masharbiyas, Levantine decorations, North African courtyards and interior Arabian Peninsula windows as well as Islamic calligraphy, Persian Barjeels, and East African and Indian motifs - all within a short walking distance of each other. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 37.0, which suggests that "calligraphy" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 3 synonyms for calligraphy.
chirography, longhand, script
We have 6 antonyms for calligraphy.
check, encumbrance, hindrance, obstruction, prevention, silence
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of calligraphy from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The art of fine handwriting.
- (noun) Works in fine handwriting considered as a group.
- (noun) Handwriting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The art of writing letters and words with decorative strokes.
- (noun) The letters and words so produced, collectively.
- (noun) The art of writing fancy lettering.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Fair or elegant penmanship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The art of beautiful writing; fair or elegant writing or penmanship; by extension, handwriting in general; penmanship. Also spelled caligraphy, kalligraphy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) beautiful handwriting