- writing of the ordinary kind, in which words are written out in full (distinguished from shorthand).
- using longhand: longhand writing.
- written in longhand: a longhand account of the meeting.
Origin of longhand
Related Words for longhandwriting, print, handwriting, script, calligraphy, manuscript, scrawl, longhand, chirography, fist, hand, penmanship, letters, characters, scribble, autograph, cuneiform, shorthand, hieroglyphics, style
Examples from the Web for longhand
Historical Examples of longhand
Much of his work, while in the Berkshires, was done in longhand.The Fiction Factory
John Milton Edwards
I gave her a short dictation, which she took down in longhand.Dynamite Stories
Then, recovering from her abstraction, “I can write as fast in it now as in longhand.”Carmen Ariza
Charles Francis Stocking
Well, I wrote it out in longhand and carried it to the secretary and she typed it up.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
“It struck me as peculiar that it was written in longhand instead of on a typewriter,” Penny explained.
- ordinary handwriting, in which letters, words, etc, are set down in full, as opposed to shorthand or to typing