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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.

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

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.
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"
Translations
مُشَبّ، مُوَصّلأ
spojovaný
kursiv
folyóírás
samfelldur
rašytinėmis raidėmis
saistīts raksts
písané písmo
harfleri bitişik

cursive

[ˈkɜːsɪv] ADJcursivo

cursive

adjkursiv, Kursiv-; cursive writingKursivschrift f

cursive

(ˈkəːsiv) adjective
(of handwriting) with letters joined.
References in periodicals archive ?
Plait Rogers Spencer, an Ohio teacher and civic reformer and the "Father of American Penmanship," develops the Spencerian method to improve handwriting and business communication.
Beginning in the 1800s, standardized methods of handwriting were developed by Americans, dominated early by the Spencerian method.