type·​writ·​ing ˈtīp-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce typewriting (audio)
: the act or study of or skill in using a typewriter
: writing produced with a typewriter

Examples of typewriting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saturated with devices, children today might grow up to see navigation from memory or a paper map as anachronistic as rote memorization or typewriting. M.r. O'Connor |, Twin Cities, 7 June 2019 That's clearly not going to happen, though, because Jughead's not leaving Betty or his typewriting spot at Pop's. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, 16 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of typewriting was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Typewriting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typewriting. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


type·​writ·​ing ˈtī-ˌprīt-iŋ How to pronounce typewriting (audio)
: the use of a typewriter
: printing done with a typewriter

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