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.
Idioms about 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.
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How to use handwriting in a sentence
Nonetheless, the blank paper was successfully filed for probate in Los Angeles after a handwriting expert was able to make out the words Baer meant to write from the depressions the pen had left on the paper.Would You Write Your Last Will and Testament on a Napkin? | Fiona Zublin | December 16, 2020 | Ozy
You can now simply start writing into any text box and it will automatically turn your handwriting into typed text.The new iPad Air is the best tablet for most people | Stan Horaczek | October 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
Even worse, announcements arriving in a parent's handwriting.
The attempt was caught the county’s election supervisors when the wife’s handwriting style on the absentee ballot request did not match that of her voter registration.A man caught committing ballot fraud in Florida proves mail voting is secure | Daniel Bentley | October 2, 2020 | Fortune
You can choose whether to replace your handwriting with the text or just copy the text to paste into another app.Samsung Note20 Ultra review: Why this big phone works for the COVID era | Aaron Pressman | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
He sort of saw the handwriting on the wall, that it was going to be the end of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall | William O’Connor | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You might say that this is part of my side of the story… Please excuse my handwriting, punctuation, and spelling.
On Feb 1,2014 Neubauer was summoned by OSI and forced to provide a handwriting sample.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story | Jacob Siegel | March 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the hospital the state of his handwriting was terrible, he says, but he “scribbled” much of Inside a Pearl while in hospital.
Illegible handwriting and typos lead to errors and duplicate entries.A Bipartisan Path to Fixing America’s Broken Elections | Michael Waldman | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It possessed the greatest interest and attraction for Edna; the envelope, its size and shape, the post-mark, the handwriting.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Baltasar's profane banquet: his sentence is denounced by a handwriting on the wall, which Daniel reads and interprets.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
He had been ailing for several weeks; as his son had remarked, his handwriting had been the first symptom of the breakdown.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
No, but that handwriting,—I could not mistake it: the small, clear chirography is undoubtedly Nold's.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Written in a pretty hand it was—handwriting befitting a dum fine-lookin' girl like that!Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for handwriting
writing by hand rather than by typing or printing
a person's characteristic writing style: that signature is in my handwriting
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