type·​writ·​ing | \ ˈtīp-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce typewriting (audio) \

Definition of typewriting

1 : the act or study of or skill in using a typewriter
2 : 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, "M.R. O’Connor: Here’s what gets lost when we rely on GPS," 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, "A Major Character Was Arrested During Tonight's Riverdale Finale," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of typewriting

1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Typewriting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typewriting. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of typewriting

: the use of a typewriter
: writing done with a typewriter


type·​writ·​ing | \ ˈtīp-ˌrī-tiŋ How to pronounce typewriting (audio) \

Kids Definition of typewriting

1 : the use of a typewriter
2 : writing done with a typewriter

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