Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

penmanship

play
noun pen·man·ship \-ˌship\

Simple Definition of penmanship

  • : the art or practice of writing by hand

  • : the quality or style of someone's handwriting

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of penmanship

  1. 1 :  the art or practice of writing with the pen

  2. 2 :  quality or style of handwriting


PENMANSHIP Defined for Kids

penmanship

play
noun pen·man·ship \ˈpen-mən-ˌship\

Definition of penmanship for Students

  1. :  style or quality of handwriting





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up penmanship? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

prophetic or oracular

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

frenetic philistine melancholy lazy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ