Rhyparography
Rhyparography Rhy`pa*rog"ra*phy, n. [Gr. ???? painting foul or mean objects; "ryparo`s filthy, dirty + gra`fein to write, paint.] In ancient art, the painting of genre or still-life pictures. [1913 Webster]

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  • rhyparography — noun The painting, or literary description, of mean or sordid things; especially still life or genre painting …   Wiktionary

  • rhyparography — rhypa·rog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • rhyparography —   n. painting or description of mean or sordid things; still life or genre painting.    ♦ rhyparographer,    ♦ rhyparographist, n.    ♦ rhyparographic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rhyparography — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈrägrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek rhyparographos painting sordid subjects (from rhyparos filthy, dirty + graphos writing, painting from graphein to write ) + English y more at carve 1. : the painting or literary depiction of …   Useful english dictionary

  • rhyparographic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ rō|grafik adjective Etymology: French rhyparographique, from Greek rhyparographos + French ique ic : of or relating to rhyparography * * * rhyparographic / grafˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑rhyparography …   Useful english dictionary

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