- 1Write or draw (something) carelessly or hurriedly: he took the clipboard and scribbled something illegible (as adjective scribbled) scribbled notes [no object]: hastily he scribbled in the marginMás ejemplos en oraciones
- When we got back he'd managed to scribble a few lines in his notebook with his dud hand.
- Gabrielle was furiously scribbling down what she was saying when she heard another boys' voice in her ear.
- He sat there the whole period grunting to himself and scribbling furiously in his notebooks.
- 1.1 [no object] • informal Write for a living or as a hobby: they scribbled, potted, and paintedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She scribbles frantically on sheets of paper, then hunts through desk drawers for more writing material.
- To her writing was something she loved to do - she never cared whether she won plaudits from critics, she was happy to scribble whenever a story came to her.
- I'm sure many of my colleagues are frantically scribbling away on their bestsellers in their spare time.
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- A piece of writing or a picture produced carelessly or hurriedly: illegible scribbles [mass noun]: the postman would never be able to decipher your scribbleMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Inspired by notes and scribbles already on the pages, Byron commenced a program of drawing, painting and collage.
- As is characteristic of Johns's graphic work of this time, the drawings feature freehand scribbles, carefully limned curves, erasures and tonal blurring.
- Before that I made these dream journals and they were filled with poetry and scribbles.
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- Drawn with a relaxed ink line, scribbly shading and a mix of watercolour and gouache, the book has the slightly muted and nostalgic tones of early comics and dated toy packaging.
- At least, I assume that the scribbly zigzag line is Tony's signature and not something the bookshop asked one of their junior staff to forge.
- With a nearly unreadable signature (everyone knew his scribbly writing anyway), Jerry signed his name and anxiously took his seat at the back of the room, polishing his silver-painted tuba.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin scribillare, diminutive of Latin scribere 'write'.
verbo[with object] (often as noun scribbling)
- Card (wool, cotton, etc.) coarsely: machinery used for scribbling and spinningMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The first set of papers is the diary, from 1808 to 1814, of Joseph Rogerson, who ran a mill to which the clothiers brought their wool to be scribbled and prepared for spinning.
- Afterwards it is oiled with Gallipoli oil, scribbled, carded, slabed, and spun.
- It derives its name from Scribbling Herse, a frame on which the cloth when first made was stretched in order that it might be scribbled.
late 17th century: probably from Low German; compare with German schrubbeln (in the same sense), frequentative of Low German schrubben 'to scrub'.