Hieroglyphs are pictures or symbols that are used in ancient Egyptian writing. They are still used today by some cultures, but they are not as common as they used to be.

  • The hieroglyphs on the wall are a symbol of the temple.

  • The hieroglyphs on the jar are a symbol of the priest.

Definition of hieroglyphs


writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)




a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt



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Example Sentences for hieroglyphs

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    His first love was for the hieroglyphic writing of ancient Egypt.

  • 2

    The word Kamut stems from the ancient hieroglyphic language meaning wheat.

  • 3

    The hieroglyphic text is autographed.

  • 4

    He gives the values of the Hieroglyphs.

  • 5

    This is the historical first usage of the hieroglyph.

  • 6

    Hieroglyph use of cartouche, and half cartouche.

  • 7

    The Egyptian hieroglyph for the unit shows this symbol.

  • 8

    Hieroglyph use of cartouche, and half cartouche.

  • 9

    The three scripts are hieroglyphic, demotic and Greek.

  • 10

    In the series embrasures, uses scripts and hieroglyphic characters.