Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, dip pen, or brush, among other writing instruments. A contemporary calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner".
art of penmanship, writing as a decorative art. (Gr) kalos (beautiful) + graphein (to write) beautiful writing ;excellent penmanship***As we examine ancient manuscripts, we became impressed with the calligraphy of the scribes.