free·​writ·​ing | \ ˈfrē-ˈrī-tiŋ How to pronounce freewriting (audio) \

Definition of freewriting

: automatic writing done especially as a classroom exercise

Other Words from freewriting

freewrite \ ˈfrē-​ˌrīt How to pronounce freewriting (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of freewriting

1980, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Freewriting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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