hand·​print ˈhan(d)-ˌprint How to pronounce handprint (audio)
: an impression of a hand on a surface

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These fun and easy Easter crafts include cute handprint and footprint crafts, salt dough creations, quick paper projects, treat baskets, party hats, wreaths, candies, and plenty of clever egg-decorating ideas, too. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 13 Feb. 2023 Crafty Morning Kids will love getting their hands dirty to make these monkey handprint cards. Olivia Muenter, Woman's Day, 10 Jan. 2023 The costume was a gold body suit to make the kid look like an Oscars statue, plus a red handprint painted on his face to emulate Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock. Zack Sharf, Variety, 31 Oct. 2022 Gunther likes to leave a handprint or two on his opponent’s red, beaten and, sometimes, bloodied chest. Nick Talbot, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Jan. 2023 Kids grow up fast, so help the mom in your life remember this meaningful moment forever with a baby handprint kit. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 17 Dec. 2022 One handprint and one footprint can fit in this adorable frame, along with two photos of baby. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 15 Nov. 2022 In other words, a Neanderthal didn’t just trip and leave a handprint; this was a very deliberate process. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2018 His cousin Yahya leaned in to help, untangling a loose end that dangled over his relative’s white robe — splotched with a bloody handprint — before the pair strolled into a crowd of people decked out in devil horns and bunny ears. Vivian Nereim, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of handprint was in 1831

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“Handprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handprint. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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