penmanship

noun pen·man·ship \ ˈpen-mən-ˌship \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

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

  1. My third grade teacher thought it was important for us to learn penmanship.

  2. doctors are famous for their illegible penmanship

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First Known Use of penmanship

1695

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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penmanship Synonyms


PENMANSHIP Defined for English Language Learners

penmanship

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

penmanship

noun pen·man·ship \ ˈpen-mən-ˌship \

Definition of penmanship for Students

: style or quality of handwriting


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