round hand

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

Origin of round hand

First recorded in 1675–85

Words Nearby round hand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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

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

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