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Line breaks: cur|sive
Pronunciation: /ˈkəːsɪv

Definition of cursive in English:


Written with the characters joined: cursive script
More example sentences
  • Arsham's piece was a small gray model of a parking garage complete with tiny streetlights; seen from overhead, the structure formed the word ‘regret’ written in cursive script.
  • A rarity is the bowl in the shape of an abalone shell shown in Plates V and Va, which has a classical Japanese poem written in cursive script on the edge of the bowl while the figural scene illustrates the poem.
  • Grandma fills her letters with the mundane day-to-day activities of a woman approaching eighty along with all the gossip of the small rural district she lives in, all written in this fantastic cursive script.


[mass noun] Back to top  
Cursive writing: this style of writing began to compete with Gothic cursive
More example sentences
  • The handwriting was perfect cursive, every letter formed with care.
  • On it, in writing that varied from an insane, calligraphy-like version of printing to a sharp, illegible cursive, were all the pros and cons of sneaking Amadeo food.
  • I really never figured out why we had to learn it, the only people I see who use cursive, I can't read their handwriting anyway.


late 18th century: from medieval Latin cursivus, from Latin curs- 'run', from the verb currere.



Example sentences
  • Sure enough, it was a love heart, with my name scribbled cursively at the top, underlined a few times.
  • I learned to type before I learned to write cursively and I loathe paper.
  • I discovered at an early age that it was easier to write backwards cursively than it was to write forwards.

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