freewriting

noun

free·​writ·​ing ˈfrē-ˈrī-tiŋ How to pronounce freewriting (audio)
: automatic writing done especially as a classroom exercise
freewrite intransitive verb

Examples of freewriting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snatch a few minutes in a waiting room to jot down some ideas, ignore the television in favour of freewriting. Jodie Cook, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 Professional writers often use freewriting as a way to warm up at the beginning of a writing session, and three pages in the morning can set a tone of accomplishment for the day. Janine MacLachlan, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freewriting was in 1980

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“Freewriting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freewriting. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

freewriting

noun
free·​writ·​ing ˈfrē-ˌrīt-iŋ How to pronounce freewriting (audio)
: writing done with little or no attention to rules of grammar or sentence structure
freewrite verb
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