Definition of handwriting
1 : writing done by hand; especially : the form of writing peculiar to a particular person
2 : something written by hand
handwriting on the wall
Examples of handwriting in a Sentence
Her handwriting is nearly impossible to read.
she immediately recognized the handwriting on the envelope as that of her old college roommate
Recent Examples of handwriting from the Web
Before the end of the year, my handwriting changed, the language in my dreams, everything.
Jack also won the national championship as a sixth-grader, and has several state handwriting titles under his belt.
After schools held their own handwriting contests, one winning student from each grade was then entered in the national contest to compete to become a state grade-level winner.
Tech giant Apple features in the museum with its 1993 personal assistant the Newton MessagePad, whose poor handwriting recognition has earned it almost mythical status among the history of bad gadgets.
The document found to bear Grieco’s handwriting was a request for credentials to use a state website.
Heimlich acknowledged guilt in his own handwriting.
Apple has also bumped up the features on the Pencil stylus, and the iPad Pro should now be able to read your handwriting.
Apple Pencil The Apple Pencil isn't a necessary accessory for the iPad Pro, but Apple wants to entice handwriting-happy users with changes to iOS 11.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'handwriting'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of handwriting
HANDWRITING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handwriting for English Language Learners
: the way a person's writing looks
HANDWRITING Defined for Kids
Definition of handwriting for Students
: a person's writing
Learn More about handwriting
See words that rhyme with handwriting Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for handwriting Spanish Central: Translation of handwriting Nglish: Translation of handwriting for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of handwriting for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about handwriting
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up handwriting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).