Pronunciation: (ku-lig'ru-fē),[key] —n. 1. fancy penmanship, esp. highly decorative handwriting, as with a great many flourishes: She appreciated the calligraphy of the 18th century. 2. handwriting; penmanship.
3. the art of writing beautifully: He studied calligraphy when he was a young man. 4. a script, usually cursive, although sometimes angular, produced chiefly by brush, esp. Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic writing of high aesthetic value.
5. Fine Arts.line or a group of lines either derived from or resembling letter forms and characterized by qualities usually associated with cursive writing, esp. that produced with a brush or pen.