handwriting

[ hand-rahy-ting ]
/ ˈhændˌraɪ tɪŋ /

noun

writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script.
a style or manner of writing by hand, especially that which characterizes a particular person; penmanship: an eccentric handwriting.
a handwritten document; manuscript.

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Idioms for handwriting

    handwriting on the wall, a premonition, portent, or clear indication, especially of failure or disaster: The company had ignored the handwriting on the wall and was plunged into bankruptcy.Also writing on the wall.

Origin of handwriting

1375–1425; late Middle English hand writyng;see hand + writing
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British Dictionary definitions for handwriting

handwriting
/ (ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ) /

noun

writing by hand rather than by typing or printing
a person's characteristic writing stylethat signature is in my handwriting
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