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English definition of “hieroglyph”

hieroglyph

noun [C]     /ˈhaɪə.rəˌɡlɪf/ US  /-roʊ-/
a picture or symbol that represents a word, used in some writing systems, such as the one used in ancient EgyptAncient history: before 500 ADLettering and alphabetsLetters of alphabets
(Definition of hieroglyph noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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