Definition of writer's cramp in English:

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writer's cramp

Pronunciation: /ˌrʌɪtəz ˈkramp/
Pain or stiffness in the hand caused by excessive writing: muscular disorders including tennis elbow and writer’s cramp
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  • Their definition of a disease is loose, at best; the list includes everything from cancer and AIDS to constipation, colour blindness, writer's cramp and the hiccups.
  • Getting writer's cramp in the midst of What Maisie Knew, Henry James hired a shorthand typist and his style changed accordingly.
  • A fellow joked afterwards that I should have writer's cramp what with all the books I had to sign.
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