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handwriting

Syllabification: hand·writ·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ˌrīdiNG
 
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Definition of handwriting in English:

noun

1Writing with a pen or pencil.
Example sentences
  • It's a page torn from a school notebook, slanting scrawled handwriting on it.
  • Alert as ever he wrote me an interesting letter in copperplate handwriting.
  • Zoom in on the pages - read Leonardo's handwriting [handy mirror tool supplied].
Synonyms
informal scrawl, scribble, chicken scratch
1.1A person’s particular style of writing: her handwriting was small and neat
More example sentences
  • And the style of your handwriting at that point of time could bare your soul in the presence of others.
  • The handwriting and style were that of a class geek that Jeremy probably bullied into writing.
  • Style, flair, neatness and layout of handwriting are the criteria that judges use to assess the entries.

Phrases

the handwriting (or writing) is on the wall

1
There are clear signs that something unpleasant or unwelcome is going to happen: the handwriting was on the wall for the old system
[with biblical allusion to Dan. 5:5, 25–8]
More example sentences
  • I have to ask, Senator McConnell, if the handwriting is on the wall, then why wait until September?
  • Mitch McConnell thinks ‘that the handwriting is on the wall that we are going in a different direction in the fall, and I expect the president to lead it.’
  • And yet, as with the eventual victory of packet switching over dedicated circuits for voice and data traffic, the handwriting is on the wall.

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