Definition of Picture writing

1. Noun. A writing system using pictographs.

Generic synonyms: Orthography, Writing System



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picture Writing

picture gallery
picture hat
picture message
picture messaging
picture molding
picture palace
picture paper
picture plane
picture postcard
picture rail
picture rails
picture show
picture taking
picture tube
picture window
picture writing (current term)
picturebook
picturebooks
pictured
picturegoer
picturegoers
pictureless
picturephone
picturephones
picturer
picturers
pictures
picturesque
picturesquely
picturesqueness

Literary usage of Picture writing

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1. Researches into the early history of mankind and the development of civilization by Edward Burnett Tylor (1870)
"CHAPTER V. PICTURE-WRITING AND WORD-WRITING. THE art of recording events, and sending messages, by means of pictures representing the tilings or actions in ..."

2. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"Picture-Writing. § 2. Syllable-Writing. § 3. Alphabet-Writing. § 4. ... Before real writing came picture- writing, such as is still practised by the ..."

3. The native races of the Pacific states of North America by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1875)
"THE AZTEC PICTURE-WRITING. HIEROGLYPHIC RECORDS —THE NATIVE BOOKS — AUTHORITIES ... The art of picture-writing was one of those most highly prized and most ..."

4. The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America by Hubert Howe Bancroft, Henry Lebbeus Oak, T. Arundel Harcourt, Albert Goldschmidt, Walter Mulrea Fisher, William Nemos (1875)
"THE AZTEC PICTURE-WRITING. HIEROGLYPHIC RECORDS —THE NATIVE BOOKS — AUTHORITIES ... The art of picture-writing was one of those most highly prized and most ..."

5. A History of the Art of Writing by William Albert Mason (1920)
"CHAPTER III picture writing OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS THE aboriginal inhabitants of North America when they first came under the observation of the ..."

6. The North-Americans of Yesterday: A Comparative Study of North-American by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1900)
"Eth. OMAHA WAR CLUB CHAPTER III PICTURE-WRITING — SIGN-LANGUAGE — WAMPUM — CUPPED- STONES' ... Eth., and for that of picture- writing see Tenth Ann. Repl., ..."

7. The American Indian (Uh-nish-in-na-ba) by Elijah Middlebrook Haines (1888)
"picture writing. Original Mode of Suggesting Thought—picture writing among the American Tribes—In Practice as among Ancient People of the Old World—Material ..."

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