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touch-type

Syllabification: touch-type

Definition of touch-type in English:

verb

[no object] (often as noun touch-typing)
Type using all one’s fingers and without looking at the keys.
Example sentences
  • After meeting face-to-face, a trail of text messages continues the conversation as friends disperse in trains, buses and on foot, nimble thumbs touch-typing on numeric keypads.
  • OK, this will be an experiment to see how good I am at touch-typing.
  • Later on, she taught me five-finger touch-typing, for which I am every day grateful.

Derivatives

touch-typist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Now, as a fairly fast touch-typist, I find that having to move my hands from the home keys and then replace them at regular intervals adds a small but annoying increase to the time it takes to type up a document.
  • If you are a touch-typist, you probably can't remember just how hard typing is - the awkwardness and lack of intuitive appeal of a keyboard; the way silly errors are easy to make and hard to spot.
  • And I am a demon touch-typist, so I can easily match a moderately paced speaker, particularly if I don't worry about accuracy.

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