hand·​write | \ ˈhand-ˌrīt How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \
handwrote\ ˈhand-​ˌrōt How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \; handwritten\ ˈhand-​ˌri-​tᵊn How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \; handwriting\ ˈhand-​ˌrī-​tiŋ How to pronounce handwrite (audio) \

Definition of handwrite

transitive verb

: to write by hand

Examples of handwrite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The department sued the three counties last week seeking a court order requiring them to provide primary election results that include mail-in ballots on whose envelope the voter did not handwrite a date. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 22 July 2022 Customers choose a card online, handwrite a message on a piece of paper, take a photo on their phone and upload it to the website. Lisa Kanarek, Wired, 26 Dec. 2021 To use Hallmark’s Sign and Send, people need to handwrite a note on blank white paper with black ink and take a photo of the message using a mobile device. Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, 27 July 2021 From the beginning of March up until the morning of graduation at on June 2, Reaves scoured through transcripts, emails and his own memories to handwrite a personalized note to each of the 459 graduating seniors. Nikki Ross, USA TODAY, 21 June 2021 Symbolizing travel and exploration, people can handwrite a message on the bench and share photos. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The young Ronald Reagan read Coolidge’s autobiography and 50 years later would be handwriting the hundreds of fast, crisp radio speeches that helped to launch his successful run for the presidency. Thomas Mallon, WSJ, 7 Feb. 2020 For example, rather than just standing and making small talk at a viewing, families can ask mourners to handwrite letters that will be placed under the deceased’s hand in the casket, if there is one. Rosie Colosi, NBC News, 16 Oct. 2019 One of the requirements involves handwriting the names of 6,756 Americans who were killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Allen Kim, CNN, 27 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of handwrite

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for handwrite

back-formation from handwriting

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“Handwrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handwrite. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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