Meaning of “handwriting” in the English Dictionary

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"handwriting" in British English

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handwritingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhændˌraɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈhændˌraɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

B1 writing with a pen or pencil:

We need to ensure that handwriting is properly taught in our primary schools.

B1 the particular way in which someone forms letters with a pen or pencil:

His handwriting is illegible.

More examples

  • Your handwriting is difficult to read because you don't dot your i's.
  • Is there any scientific evidence that a person's character is reflected in their handwriting?
  • The faintness of the handwriting made the manuscript difficult to read.
  • Her handwriting is virtually indecipherable.
  • Her handwriting is very hard to read.

(Definition of “handwriting” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"handwriting" in American English

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handwritingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhændˌrɑɪt̬·ɪŋ/

a person’s style of writing done with a pen or pencil:

His handwriting is so sloppy it’s hard to read.

(Definition of “handwriting” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)