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overscore

[ oh-ver-skawr, -skohr ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞sk蓴r, -藞sko蕣r /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路scored, o路ver路scor路ing.
to score over, as with strokes or lines.
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Origin of overscore

First recorded in 1840鈥50; over- + score
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How to use overscore in a sentence

  • Again the gravel sounded crisply below their feet, without the overscore of human voices.

    The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson

British Dictionary definitions for overscore

overscore
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞sk蓴藧) /

verb
(tr) to cancel or cross out by drawing a line or lines over or through
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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