Meaning of cursive

cursive




Cursive is a style of writing in which all the letters in a word are connected. It’s also known as script or longhand. When the third-grade students learned cursive writing, they were excited to find that they could write entire words without lifting their pencil from the paper.

Cursive comes from the past participle of the Latin word currere, which means “to run.” In cursive handwriting, the letters all run into one another and the hand runs across the page, never lifting between letters. Every time a document asks for your signature at the bottom of a document, you are meant to use this flowing cursive writing style.

Definitions of cursive
  1. noun

    rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper

    synonyms:

    cursive script, longhand, running hand

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    minuscule

    a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts
    copperplate

    a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
    italic

    a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
    round hand

    a clearly written style of longhand with large round curves
    type of:

    hand, handwriting, script

    something written by hand

  2. adjective

    having successive letter joined together

    cursive script”
    Synonyms:

    written

    set down in writing in any of various ways

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