Definition of Cursive script

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.

Exact synonyms: Cursive, Longhand, Running Hand
Specialized synonyms: Minuscule, Copperplate, Italic, Round Hand
Generic synonyms: Hand, Handwriting, Script



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cursive Script

cursers
curses
cursest
curseth
curseworthy
curship
cursi
cursin'
cursing
cursingly
cursings
cursitating
cursitor
cursitors
cursive
cursive script (current term)
cursively
cursiveness
cursivenesses
cursives
cursor
cursor key
cursor keys
cursorary
cursored
cursores
cursorial
cursorily
cursoriness
cursorinesses

Literary usage of Cursive script

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Demotic was simply a very cursive script, and AVUS developed from hieratic just as this was developed from hieroglyphic writing. ..."

2. Educational Problems by Granville Stanley Hall (1911)
"cursive script originated as a more rapid, abbreviated and agglutinated kind of writing, and the single letters are too little isolated and individualized ..."

3. The Teaching of English in the Elementary and the Secondary School by George Rice Carpenter, Franklin Thomas Baker, Fred Newton Scott (1913)
"Obviously, the print is simpler than Print or the cursive script, ... The objections to the use of the cursive script have been much lessened by the wide ..."

4. A Corean Manual Or Phrase Book: With Introductory Grammar by James Scott (1893)
"And it is from this cursive script that the ... The letter, however, was further modified for purposes of their cursive script into the four forms *=-,**- ..."

5. The Political Organization of Attica: A Study of the Demes, Trittyes, and by John S. Traill (1975)
"On other such errors attributable to the use of cursive script in the copy see, most recently, BD Meritt, Epigraphica, XXXII, 1970, pp. 3-6. 24 Cf. S. Dow, ..."

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