Hi`er*o*glyph"ic (?), Hi`er*o*glyph"ic*al (?), a. [L. hieroglyphicus, Gr. ; sacred + to carve: cf. F. hi'eroglyphique.]

1.

Emblematic; expressive of some meaning by characters, pictures, or figures; as, hieroglyphic writing; a hieroglyphic obelisk.

Pages no better than blanks to common minds, to his, hieroglyphical of wisest secrets. Prof. Wilson.

2.

Resembling hieroglyphics; not decipherable.

"An hieroglyphical scrawl."

Sir W. Scott.

 

© Webster 1913.

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