cancellaresca corsiva

noun
can·​cel·​la·​re·​sca cor·​si·​va | \ (ˌ)känˌcheləˈreskə(ˌ)kȯrˈsēvə \
variants: or less commonly cancellaresca

Definition of cancellaresca corsiva

: a style of cursive manuscript handwriting that had its origin at the Vatican in the 15th century

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History and Etymology for cancellaresca corsiva

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 24 Jun. 2021.

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