cancellaresca corsiva

noun

can·​cel·​la·​re·​sca cor·​si·​va
(ˌ)känˌcheləˈreskə(ˌ)kȯrˈsēvə
variants or less commonly cancellaresca
: a style of cursive manuscript handwriting that had its origin at the Vatican in the 15th century

Word History

Etymology

cancellaresca corsiva, modification of Italian cancelleresca corsiva cursive cancellaresca; cancellaresca, modification of Italian cancelleresca, probably short for lettera cancelleresca chancellery handwriting, from lettera handwriting + cancelleresca, feminine of cancelleresco of a chancellery, from cancelleria chancellery (from French chancellerie) + -esco -esque

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“Cancellaresca corsiva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cancellaresca%20corsiva. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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