[ kur-siv ]
/ ˈkɜr sɪv /
(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.
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Origin of cursive
1775–85; < Medieval Latin cursīvus flowing (said of penmanship), equivalent to Latin curs(us) (past participle of currere to run) + -īvus -ive
OTHER WORDS FROM cursive
cur·sive·ly, adverbcur·sive·ness, nounnon·cur·sive, adjectivenon·cur·sive·ly, adverb
trans·cur·sive, adjectivetrans·cur·sive·ly, adverb
Words nearby cursive
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British Dictionary definitions for non-cursive
/ (ˈkɜːsɪv) /
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
Derived forms of cursivecursively, adverb
Word Origin for cursive
C18: from Medieval Latin cursīvus running, ultimately from Latin currere to run
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