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"handwriting" in British English

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handwritingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈhændˌraɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
B1 writing with a ​pen or ​pencil: We need to ​ensure that handwriting is ​properlytaught in ​ourprimaryschools.B1 the ​particular way in which someone ​formsletters with a ​pen or ​pencil: His handwriting is ​illegible.

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

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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)
Translations of “handwriting”
in Arabic خَطّ…
in Korean 필체…
in Portuguese caligrafia, letra…
in Catalan lletra, cal·ligrafia…
in Japanese 手書き…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书写, 字迹,笔迹…
in Turkish el yazısı…
in Russian почерк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書寫, 字跡,筆跡…
in Italian calligrafia…
in Polish pismo, charakter pisma…
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