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typewriter

Syllabification: type·writ·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtīpˌrīdər
 
/

Definition of typewriter in English:

noun

An electric, electronic, or manual machine with keys for producing printlike characters one at a time on paper inserted around a roller.
Example sentences
  • A number of sewing machines and manual typewriters from Kerry have also been donated to the Zambian Mission.
  • Manual typewriters with onionskin carbon paper were the closest many of us got to automation.
  • She taps on the manual typewriter, lives in the country house and walks the marshy fields.

Derivatives

typewriting

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌrītiNG/
noun
Example sentences
  • Non-design folk have grown accustomed to the default 12’ text of word processing; typewriting as opposed to typesetting.
  • At the time, typewriting was a new concept and the machine cost $125.
  • In an effort to make the increasingly mechanized work of the office more attractive to women - and more compatible with Victorian ideals of femininity - typewriting was compared with playing the piano.

typewritten

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • Old-school journalists believe that newspaper accuracy went to hell when computer technology replaced the typesetter/compositor system in which copy typewritten by reporters was turned into printable type by craftsmen.
  • Inside small ceramic bowls, Cha placed short, typewritten lines on tiny strips of paper joined by thread.
  • Submit eight copies of a one-page typewritten proposal (double-spaced and approximately 200-250 words).

Words that rhyme with typewriter

copywriter • signwriter

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