• IPA: /ˌhaɪɹəˈɡlɪfɪk/

hieroglyphic (plural hieroglyphics)

  1. (chiefly, in the plural) a writing system of ancient Egypt, Minoans, Maya and other civilizations, using pictorial symbols to represent individual sounds as a rebus
  2. any symbol used in this system; a hieroglyph
  3. (by extension) undecipherable handwriting or secret symbol
Translations Adjective


  1. of, relating to, or written with this system of symbols
    hieroglyphic writing
    hieroglyphic obelisk
  2. difficult to decipher
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