cuneiform Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “cuneiform” in the English Dictionary

"cuneiform" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˈkjuː.nɪ.fɔːm/  us   /-fɔːrm/

cuneiform adjective (writing)

of a ​form of writing used for over 3,000 ​years until the 1st ​century BC in the ​ancientcountries of ​WesternAsia

cuneiform adjective (pointed)

specialized medical pointed at one end and ​wide at the other: cuneiform ​bones
noun [U] uk   us  
(Definition of cuneiform from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cuneiform" in American English

See all translations

cuneiformnoun [C]

 /kjʊˈni·əˌfɔrm, ˈkju·ni·ə-/
social studies an ​ancient Mesopotamian and Persian ​form of writing in which ​thinwoodensticks with ​triangularends are ​pressed into ​wetclay.
(Definition of cuneiform from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cuneiform”
in Chinese (Simplified) 楔形文字的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 楔形文字的…
What is the pronunciation of cuneiform?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day