cancellaresca corsiva

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

cancellaresca

Definition of cancellaresca corsiva

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at chancellery


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