Definition of rhyparography in English:

rhyparography

(also riparography, ryparography)

noun

  • The painting of distasteful or sordid subjects.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From classical Latin rhyparographos painter of low or sordid subjects + -y; compare -graphy.

Pronunciation

rhyparography

/rɪpəˈrɒɡrəfi/