hand·​print | \ ˈhan(d)-ˌprint How to pronounce handprint (audio) \

Definition of handprint

: an impression of a hand on a surface

Examples of handprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a small handprint on the paper; not a photograph, not a painting—the hand had been rubbed with some soot and pressed down on to the paper. Suketu Mehta, Time, 17 Sep. 2021 An image of a child in a jail refers to the humanitarian crisis at the United States-Mexico border, while a red handprint calls attention to the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 July 2021 The other cleat had some scribbles and the handprint of the youngest daughter. Matt Young, Chron, 21 June 2021 Hundreds of caves and shelters in the region have been found to contain images, from handprint stencils to animal drawings, that provide an intimate glimpse into the vanished world of humankind’s prehistoric past. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Jan. 2021 This was the case with midfielder Alejandro Guido, who dipped his hands with paint and left his handprint in the mural. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Apr. 2021 The marks got bolder, more corporeal; even her own handprint appeared. Jason Farago, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2021 The woman who adopted Pfeiffer’s grandson once gave her a framed image of the boy’s handprint. Samantha M. Shapiro, Wired, 4 Mar. 2021 Small sketches, as tiny as a handprint, are stacked on tables. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of handprint

1831, in the meaning defined above

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“Handprint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handprint. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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