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penmanship

[ pen-muhn-ship ]
/ ˈpɛn mənˌʃɪp /
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Definition of penmanship

noun
the art of handwriting; the use of the pen in writing.
a person's style or manner of handwriting: clear penmanship; poor penmanship.
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Origin of penmanship

First recorded in 1685–95; penman + -ship

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British Dictionary definitions for penmanship

penmanship
/ (ˈpɛnmənʃɪp) /

noun
style or technique of writing by handAlso called: calligraphy
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