Definition of longhand in English:


Syllabification: long·hand
Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌhand, ˈläNG-


  • Ordinary handwriting (as opposed to shorthand, typing, or printing): he wrote out the reply in longhand [as modifier]: a longhand draft
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    • The writing on the paper was in longhand and shorthand.
    • Visa issues and money woes have prevented his family from visiting the United States, so he spends most of his time writing letters home in longhand.
    • He looks down at his notes, freshly scribbled in his longhand, and lets himself digest the contents for a minute or so.

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