Definition of longhand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌhand/


Ordinary handwriting (as opposed to shorthand, typing, or printing): he wrote out the reply in longhand [as modifier]: a longhand draft
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  • The writing on the paper was in longhand and shorthand.
  • Visa issues and money woes have prevented his family from visiting the United States, so he spends most of his time writing letters home in longhand.
  • He looks down at his notes, freshly scribbled in his longhand, and lets himself digest the contents for a minute or so.

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Syllabification: long·hand

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