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cur·sive

 (kûr′sĭv)
adj.
Having the successive letters joined together: cursive writing; a cursive style of type.
n.
1. A cursive character or letter.
2. A manuscript written in cursive characters.
3. Printing A type style that imitates handwriting.

[French (écriture) cursive, cursive (handwriting), from Medieval Latin (scrīpta) cursīva, from Latin cursus, past participle of currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

cur′sive·ly adv.
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cursive

(ˈkɜːsɪv)
adj
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of or relating to handwriting in which letters are formed and joined in a rapid flowing style
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing of or relating to typefaces that resemble handwriting
n
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a cursive letter or printing type
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a manuscript written in cursive letters
[C18: from Medieval Latin cursīvus running, ultimately from Latin currere to run]
ˈcursively adv
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cur•sive

(ˈkɜr sɪv)

adj.
1. (of handwriting) in flowing strokes with the letters joined together.
2. (of typed or typeset material) resembling handwriting.
n.
3. a cursive letter or character.
4. a style of typeface simulating handwriting.
[1775–85; < Medieval Latin cursīvus flowing (of penmanship) = Latin curs(us), past participle of currere to run + -īvus -ive]
cur′sive•ly, adv.
cur′sive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cursive - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the papercursive - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
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
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
Adj.1.cursive - having successive letter joined together; "cursive script"
written - set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence"
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Translations
مُشَبّ، مُوَصّلأ
spojovaný
kursiv
folyóírás
samfelldur
rašytinėmis raidėmis
saistīts raksts
písané písmo
harfleri bitişik

cursive

[ˈkɜːsɪv] ADJcursivo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cursive

adjkursiv, Kursiv-; cursive writingKursivschrift f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

cursive

(ˈkəːsiv) adjective
(of handwriting) with letters joined.
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