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Spencerian

Line breaks: Spen¦cer|ian
Pronunciation: /spɛnˈsɪərɪən
 
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Definition of Spencerian in English:

adjective

Relating to a style of sloping handwriting widely taught in American schools from around 1850: Spencerian penmanship an elegant Spencerian hand

Origin

mid 19th century: named after the US calligrapher Platt Rogers Spencer (1800–64), who devised it.

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