- (of handwriting) in flowing strokes with the letters joined together.
- Printing. in flowing strokes resembling handwriting.
- a cursive letter or character.
- Printing. a style of typeface simulating handwriting.
Origin of cursive
Examples from the Web for cursive
My Facebook page still reflects that—Modest Mouse and Cursive and El-P.How to Stay on Facebook and Protect Your Privacy at the Same Time
July 20, 2012
“Slurring is the cursive of speech,” Katey tells a drunken dinner-party companion one night.Great Weekend Reads
Malcolm Jones, Matt Gallagher, Saul Austerlitz, Sharon Steel
September 11, 2011
If possible, change the settings for “cursive” and “fantasy” to fonts of your choice.All Round the Year
The individual letters of this "Cursive" may be more easily studied in 84.Letters and Lettering
Frank Chouteau Brown
Now there has often been expressed on the part of the advocates of the cursive MSS.
There is a considerable difference between the printed and cursive forms of the Tibetan alphabet.
Can you explain the meaning of the term "cursive" apart from your use in this instance?Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- of or relating to handwriting in which letters are formed and joined in a rapid flowing style
- printing of or relating to typefaces that resemble handwriting
- a cursive letter or printing type
- a manuscript written in cursive letters
Word Origin and History for cursive
1784, from French cursif (18c.), from Medieval Latin cursivus "running," from Latin cursus "a running," from past participle of currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). The notion is of "written with a running hand" (without raising the pen), originally as opposed to the older uncial hand.