Definition of overtype in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈtīp/


[with object]
Type over (another character): overtype it with the correct number and press Return
More example sentences
  • This meant that whenever I wanted to hit the ‘Delete’ key, I ended up pressing ‘Insert’ instead, and overtyping a bunch of text.
  • Overtyping the text (select all and type) wraps the content in p tags.


A facility or operating mode allowing overtyping.
Example sentences
  • How do I turn off overtype with the Insert key in Word permanently?
  • Overtype is off.

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Syllabification: o·ver·type

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