penmanship


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pen·man·ship

 (pĕn′mən-shĭp′)
n.
The art, skill, style, or manner of handwriting.

penmanship

(ˈpɛnmənʃɪp)
n
style or technique of writing by hand. Also called: calligraphy

pen•man•ship

(ˈpɛn mənˌʃɪp)

n.
1. the art of handwriting; use of the pen in writing.
2. a person's style or manner of handwriting.
[1685–95]

penmanship

1. the art or skill of handwriting or writing with a pen.
2. a particular person’s manner or characteristic style of handwriting.
See also: Writing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penmanship - beautiful handwritingpenmanship - beautiful handwriting    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
Translations
kaunokirjoitus

penmanship

[ˈpenmənʃɪp] Ncaligrafía f
References in classic literature ?
Under the old dim writing of the Yankee historian appeared traces of a penmanship which was older and dimmer still -- Latin words and sentences: fragments from old monk- ish legends, evidently.
It was rumored that Miss Maxwell "wrote," which word, when uttered in a certain tone, was understood to mean not that a person had command of penmanship, Spencerian or otherwise, but that she had appeared in print.
A damn'd cramp piece of penmanship as ever I saw in my life!
The children's studies were under the direction of a poor devil employed at the town-hall, who sharpened his pocket-knife on his boots and was famous for his penmanship.
If you have got any specimens of penmanship of real merit, trot them out!--and if you haven't, drive on!"
As he stood there, doing his methodical penmanship, his ancient scribelike figure intent upon the work, and the little dolls' dressmaker sitting in her golden bower before the fire, Miss Abbey had her doubts whether she had not dreamed those two rare figures into the bar of the Six Jolly Fellowships, and might not wake with a nod next moment and find them gone.
To ladies and gentlemen who are not in the habit of devoting themselves practically to the science of penmanship, writing a letter is no very easy task; it being always considered necessary in such cases for the writer to recline his head on his left arm, so as to place his eyes as nearly as possible on a level with the paper, and, while glancing sideways at the letters he is constructing, to form with his tongue imaginary characters to correspond.
Phellion, who delighted in his neat hand-writing, and was full of compassion for the fellow, read him lectures on the duty of giving lessons in penmanship,--an honorable career, he said, which would ameliorate existence and even render it agreeable; he promised him a situation in a young ladies' boarding-school.
In the very early 1950s there was a lesson at school that was known as 'penmanship', which helped us to write and spell.
My father was so particular with penmanship that if he saw mine now, he would probably rise from the grave to tell me that I at 27 had the penmanship skills of a crayon-wielding child.
Examples of beautiful lettering and penmanship are all around us, and all over Instagram, depicted on book covers, posters, and invitations.
He is under intense pressure to deliver a new work but prefers to devote his time to dalliances rather than penmanship or his wife.