type·​script ˈtīp-ˌskript How to pronounce typescript (audio)
: a typewritten manuscript
especially : one intended for use as printer's copy

Examples of typescript in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This edition belatedly restores Plath's original selection and arrangement of her searing poems and includes facsimiles of manuscript pages and her typescript with penned corrections. The Week Staff, The Week, 16 Jan. 2023 These typescript pages recount the life of his great-great-great-great-grandmother, the matriarch on his father’s side of the family. New York Times, 17 June 2022 Wright’s publisher, Harper & Brothers, rejected the typescript. Sonaiya Kelley, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 The result is a sumptuous scrapbook of photographs, magazine covers, artwork and hundreds of articles, letters and typescripts, everything beautifully held together by the Ritters’ concise but enthralling text. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2020 Two Versions—contains the 1973 published version as well as the original 1972 draft Lowell had sent to friends, reproduced from a typescript made by Bidart (who had gone to England to assist Lowell in editing and sequencing the poems). Helen Vendler, Harper's magazine, 20 Jan. 2020 The more than 200 items displayed at NYPL—in addition to the typescripts, the selection features family photographs, correspondence, a film projector and various personal effects—are on loan from the J.D. Salinger Literary Trust. Andrea Michelson, Smithsonian, 22 Oct. 2019 Those items made the trip from California to Indiana in 2013 in a 53-foot moving van that also included a cache of Bradbury’s typescripts and other documents donated by his long-time friend and principal bibliographer, Donn Albright. Rick Callahan, Indianapolis Star, 16 Apr. 2018

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Word History


type + manuscript

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of typescript was in 1893

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“Typescript.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typescript. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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