book hand


Definition of book hand

: the handwriting designed primarily for legibility and beauty and ordinarily used in officially transcribing manuscripts intended for preservation before printing became common — compare minuscule, rustic capital, uncial

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First Known Use of book hand

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Book hand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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