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CURSIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does cursive mean? 

CURSIVE (noun)
  The noun CURSIVE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CURSIVE used as a noun is very rare.


CURSIVE (adjective)
  The adjective CURSIVE has 1 sense:

1. having successive letter joined together

  Familiarity information: CURSIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CURSIVE (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

cursive; cursive script; longhand; running hand

Hypernyms ("cursive" is a kind of...):

hand; handwriting; script (something written by hand)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cursive"):

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)


CURSIVE (adjective)


Sense 1cursive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having successive letter joined together

Context example:

cursive script

Similar:

written (set down in writing in any of various ways)


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