[ hand-rahy-ting ]
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  1. writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script.

  2. a style or manner of writing by hand, especially that which characterizes a particular person; penmanship: an eccentric handwriting.

  1. a handwritten document; manuscript.

Idioms about handwriting

  1. 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


/ (ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ) /

  1. writing by hand rather than by typing or printing

  2. a person's characteristic writing style: that signature is in my handwriting

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