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typewriter Line breaks: type|writer
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪprʌɪtə/

Definition of typewriter in English:


An electric, electronic, or manual machine with keys for producing print-like characters one at a time on paper inserted round 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪprʌɪtɪŋ/
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.
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪprɪt(ə)n/
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).
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