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"hieroglyphics" in British English

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hieroglyphicsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌhaɪə.rəˈɡlɪf.ɪks/ us /ˌhaɪə.roʊˈɡlɪf.ɪks/

a system of writing that uses pictures instead of words, especially as used in ancient Egypt

(Definition of “hieroglyphics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hieroglyphics" in American English

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hieroglyphicsplural noun

us /ˌhɑɪ·ər·əˈɡlɪf·ɪks, ˌhɑɪ·rə-/

pictures or symbols that represent words, used in the writing system of ancient Egypt

(Definition of “hieroglyphics” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)