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What is another word for hieroglyphic?

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Adjective
Consisting, or having the nature of, hieroglyphs or symbols
“MacIver developed a sweet, playful style that superimposed linear, symbolic and hieroglyphic forms on soft, pale washes of color.”
Adjective
Represented by images or pictures
“I discovered hieroglyphic carvings on the surface of the stone.”
Adjective
(of writing) Scrawled or hard to decipher
“Our expedition is making a special effort to decipher damaged or almost illegible hieroglyphic inscriptions which had been exposed to bad weather and sand storms.”
Noun
A symbol or code, typically used in ancient writing
“Geology now rediscovers them, like an almost illegible hieroglyphic on the leaf of a historic record.”
Noun
A writing system of ancient civilizations
“Ancient Egyptians developed a pictographic and ideographic writing system known as hieroglyphics.”
Noun
(figurative) Scrawled or incomprehensible symbols or writing
“Every story I submitted to Dr. Shedd was turned back with denigrating comments scrawled in an illegible hieroglyphic that would have been intelligible only to a medieval alchemist.”
Noun
An element of an ideographic (hieroglyphic) writing system
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