handwriting

noun hand·writ·ing \ ˈhand-ˌrī-tiŋ \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

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

  1. Her handwriting is nearly impossible to read.

  2. she immediately recognized the handwriting on the envelope as that of her old college roommate

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First Known Use of handwriting

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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handwriting Synonyms



HANDWRITING Defined for English Language Learners

handwriting

Definition of handwriting for English Language Learners

  • : the way a person's writing looks


HANDWRITING Defined for Kids

handwriting

noun hand·writ·ing \ ˈhand-ˌrī-tiŋ \

Definition of handwriting for Students

: a person's writing


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