Definition of book hand in English:

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book hand

noun

A formal style of handwriting as used by professional copiers of books before the invention of printing.
Example sentences
  • This regularity helps make the text easily readable, an important quality for a book hand to have.
  • Main text written in a gothic book hand with southern features, using olive-brown ink.
  • In just the same way, the first printers had copied in their designs the current local book hand.

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Syllabification: book hand

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