Definition of nastaliq in English:

nastaliq

noun

  • A Persian script developed in the 14th–15th cent., combining features of the naskhi and taliq scripts and characterized by curving forms and groups of connected letters written sloping slightly downwards.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating this script.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Phillips (1631–?1706), writer. From Persian nastaʿlīq from earlier nasḵ taʿlīq from Arabic nasḵ copying + taʿlīq.

Pronunciation

nastaliq

/nastəˈliːk/