Definition of penmanship
1 : the art or practice of writing with the pen
2 : quality or style of handwriting
Examples of penmanship in a Sentence
My third grade teacher thought it was important for us to learn penmanship.
doctors are famous for their illegible penmanship
Recent Examples of penmanship from the Web
In the earliest journal, dated 1837, the penmanship is crisp, the margins precise.
Mendota founder Ken Rosenblum says the technology reduces errors caused by bad penmanship or bad math.
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First Known Use of penmanship
PENMANSHIP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of penmanship for English Language Learners
: the art or practice of writing by hand
: the quality or style of someone's handwriting
PENMANSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of penmanship for Students
: style or quality of handwriting
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