Definition of longhand
: handwriting: such asa : characters or words written out fully by handb : cursive writing
Examples of longhand in a Sentence
She wrote the book in longhand.
my computer was down for most of the afternoon, so I wrote out my report in longhand
Recent Examples of longhand from the Web
Palmer wrote letters, cursive and in longhand, to virtually everyone who wrote him.
Written in meticulous longhand on the coarse brown manuscript paper used in North Korea, the book — a collection of seven short stories — was a fierce indictment of life in the totalitarian North.
And cursive writing is making a comeback in schools around the country, as teachers work to train student handwriting who only know keyboarding, texting and printing out their words in longhand.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'longhand.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of longhand
LONGHAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of longhand for English Language Learners
: writing that is done by using a pen or pencil rather than with a typewriter or computer
LONGHAND Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up longhand? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).