lithoglyptics
lithoglyptics lith`o*glyp"tics (l[i^]th`[-o]*gl[i^]p"t[i^]ks), n. The art of cutting and engraving gems. [1913 Webster]

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  • lithoglyptics — lith·o·glyp·tics …   English syllables

  • lithoglyptics — noun the art of engraving on precious stones • Syn: ↑glyptics • Hypernyms: ↑glyptic art, ↑glyptography * * * ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun plural but usually singular in construction Etymology: lith + glyptics, plural of glyptic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • glyptic art — noun carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones) • Syn: ↑glyptography • Hypernyms: ↑carving • Hyponyms: ↑anaglyph, ↑glyph, ↑glyptics, ↑lithoglyptics, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • glyptics — noun the art of engraving on precious stones • Syn: ↑lithoglyptics • Hypernyms: ↑glyptic art, ↑glyptography * * * /glip tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) glyptography (def. 2). [1810 20; see …   Useful english dictionary

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