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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kahy-rog-ruh-fee]
    • /kaɪˈrɒg rə fi/
    • /kaɪrˈɒɡrəfi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahy-rog-ruh-fee]
    • /kaɪˈrɒg rə fi/

Definitions of chirography word

  • noun chirography handwriting; penmanship 3
  • noun chirography handwriting; penmanship. 1
  • noun chirography Handwriting, especially as distinct from typography. 1
  • noun chirography calligraphy or penmanship. 0
  • noun chirography The art of telling fortunes by examining the hand. 0

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Origin of chirography

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1645-55; chiro- + -graphy

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Parts of speech for Chirography


chirography popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chirography usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chirography

noun chirography

  • handwriting — writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script.
  • writing — the act of a person or thing that writes.
  • calligraphy — Calligraphy is the art of producing beautiful handwriting using a brush or a special pen.
  • penmanship — the art of handwriting; the use of the pen in writing.

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