Definition of cursive in English:

cursive

Syllabification: cur·sive
Pronunciation: /ˈkərsiv
 
/

adjective

  • Written with the characters joined: cursive script
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    • 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.

noun

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  • Cursive writing.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

cursively

adverb
More 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.

Origin

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

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