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  1. The art of writing letters and words with decorative strokes.
  2. The letters and words so produced, collectively.

Etymology

From Ancient Greek καλλιγραφία (kalligrafía, “pretty writing”), from κάλλος (kallos, “beauty”) + γράφω (gráphō, “to draw”).

See also

Types of writing

  • Handwriting, a person's particular style of writing by pen or a pencil
  • Hand (handwriting), in palaeography, refers to a distinct generic style of penmanship
  • Block letters — also called printing, is the use of the simple letters children are taught to write when first learning
  • Cursive — any style of handwriting in which all the letters in a word are connected.
  • Penmanship

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