round hand


noun
  1. a style of handwriting in which the letters are round, full, and clearly separated.

Origin of round hand

1
First recorded in 1675–85

Words Nearby round hand

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How to use round hand in a sentence

  • She wrote a very nice round hand, between lines, thanks to the patient teaching which Irene bestowed on her.

  • I write a fair round hand with a goose quill, and Sir William seemed pleased with my work.

    In Hostile Red | Joseph Altsheler
  • "She writes a good letter, considering that she sees so dimly;" and Amy called Martine's attention to the clear, round hand.

    Amy in Acadia | Helen Leah Reed
  • There is no doubt that George's book of problems, copied in his clear, round hand, did considerable secret service in this way.

  • Another cut; again cleverly intercepted; then a fault and an easy, round-hand service.

British Dictionary definitions for round hand

round hand

noun
  1. a style of handwriting with large rounded curves: Compare italic, copperplate (def. 3)

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