[ hand-rahy-ting ]
/ ˈhændˌraɪ tɪŋ /
writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script.
a style or manner of writing by hand, especially that which characterizes a particular person; penmanship: an eccentric handwriting.
a handwritten document; manuscript.
These Authors Understand The Pain Of WritingEven the best authors agonize over their writing. To produce beautiful literature requires some pain, and the words of these authors testifies to that.
handwriting on the wall, a premonition, portent, or clear indication, especially of failure or disaster: The company had ignored the handwriting on the wall and was plunged into bankruptcy.Also writing on the wall.
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British Dictionary definitions for writing on the wall
/ (ˈhændˌraɪtɪŋ) /
writing by hand rather than by typing or printing
a person's characteristic writing stylethat signature is in my handwriting
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Word Origin and History for writing on the wall
An ordinary note in his [Horace Greeley's] handwriting is said to have been used for a long time as a railroad pass, then as a servant's recommendation, and finally taken to a drug-store as a doctor's prescription. ["Frank Leslie's Magazine," August 1884]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with writing on the wall
writing on the wall
see handwriting on the wall.
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