follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

picture writing

noun
1.
the art of recording events or expressing ideas by pictures, or pictorial symbols, as practiced by preliterate peoples.
2.
pictorial symbols forming a record or communication.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for picture-writing

picture writing

noun
1.
any writing system that uses pictographs
2.
a system of artistic expression and communication using pictures or symbolic figures
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for picture writing

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for picture

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with picture-writing