Spencerian

adjective
Spen·​ce·​ri·​an | \ spen-ˈsir-ē-ən How to pronounce Spencerian (audio) \

Definition of Spencerian

: of or relating to a form of slanting handwriting

First Known Use of Spencerian

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Spencerian

Platt R. Spencer †1864 American calligrapher

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“Spencerian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spencerian. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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