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cursive

adjective cur·sive \ ˈkər-siv \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of cursive

: running, coursing: such as
a of writing : flowing often with the strokes of successive characters joined and the angles rounded
b : having a flowing, easy, impromptu character

cursively

adverb

cursiveness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of cursive

French or Medieval Latin; French cursif, from Medieval Latin cursivus, literally, running, from Latin cursus, past participle of currere to run


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cursive

noun

Definition of cursive

1 : a manuscript written in cursive writing; also : cursive writing
2 : a style of printed letter resembling handwriting

Examples of cursive in a Sentence

  1. He writes in cursive when he takes notes.

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First Known Use of cursive

1838


CURSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

cursive

noun

Definition of cursive for English Language Learners

  • : a type of handwriting in which all the letters in a word are connected to each other


CURSIVE Defined for Kids

cursive

noun cur·sive \ ˈkər-siv \

Definition of cursive for Students

: a type of handwriting in which all the letters of a word are connected to each other

cursive

adjective

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