handwriting

noun

hand·​writ·​ing ˈhand-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce handwriting (audio)
1
: writing done by hand
especially : the form of writing peculiar to a particular person
2
: something written by hand
Phrases
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 on the Web Three handwriting experts also told the Sentinel that the signature didn’t appear to be authentic. Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel, 26 June 2024 The handwriting specifically refers to planes and height. Tom Winter, NBC News, 25 June 2024 The debate around the importance of handwriting was put to rest a while back. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 18 June 2024 Because of the poor handwriting, researchers believe it may have been written as part of an exercise at a school or monastery. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for handwriting 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of handwriting was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Handwriting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handwriting. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

handwriting

noun
hand·​writ·​ing ˈhan-ˌdrīt-iŋ How to pronounce handwriting (audio)
1
: writing done by hand
2
: the form of a particular person's writing
3
: something written by hand

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