handwriting

noun
hand·​writ·​ing | \ ˈhand-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce handwriting (audio) \

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

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Synonyms for handwriting

Synonyms

hand, penmanship, script

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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

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Among its best new features is its handwriting-to-text tool that was able to instantly convert even our sloppiest scribbles to text and works with 62 languages. Samantha Kelly, CNN, "Samsung's Note10 finally bids farewell to the headphone jack," 7 Aug. 2019 Julia had beautiful handwriting, said Miguel, running his finger over the dusty surface of the desk. Stephanie Green, chicagotribune.com, "2019 Algren Awards: Finalist: Host Mother," 20 July 2019 The handwriting was small, and the list covered at least three full pages. Devin Gordon, New York Times, "Meet the Money Whisperer to the Super-Rich N.B.A. Elite," 6 June 2019 There are vintage photos on the walls, plus an original stone fireplace anchoring the lobby and a logo inspired by the handwriting of a past owner’s wife. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Long Weekend on Whidbey Island, the Playground of the Pacific Northwest," 10 July 2019 Regrets, anguish, and hope emanated from the handwriting. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "Photo Requests from Solitary Confinement," 8 July 2019 Meduza says that the handwriting on notes in police photographs does not appear to match Mr Golunov’s. The Economist, "A journalist’s arrest is a worrying sign of impunity in Russia," 7 June 2019 Through practice, your handwriting becomes your own, testifying to your identity. Vanessa Chang, WIRED, "How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better Consumers," 10 July 2019 But the artifacts are dwarfed by thousands of note cards covered in minuscule cursive handwriting. Gal Beckerman, New York Times, "The Holocaust Survivor Who Deciphered Nazi Doublespeak," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of handwriting

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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More Definitions for handwriting

handwriting

noun

English Language Learners Definition of handwriting

: the way a person's writing looks

handwriting

noun
hand·​writ·​ing | \ ˈhand-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce handwriting (audio) \

Kids Definition of handwriting

: a person's writing

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