penmanship
noun Date: 1695 1. the art or practice of writing with the pen 2. quality or style of handwriting

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  • Penmanship — Pen man*ship, n. The use of the pen in writing; the art of writing; style or manner of writing; chirography; as, good or bad penmanship. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penmanship — index handwriting, script Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • penmanship — 1690s, from obsolete penman copyist, clerk, scrivener (1610s), from PEN (Cf. pen) (1) + MAN (Cf. man) …   Etymology dictionary

  • penmanship — [pen′mənship΄] n. 1. handwriting considered as an art or skill 2. style or quality of handwriting …   English World dictionary

  • Penmanship — Handwriting redirects here. For scripts for writing down notes by hand, see Cursive .Penmanship or handwriting is the art of writing with the hand and a writing instrument. Styles of handwriting are also called hands or scripts . HistoryAncient… …   Wikipedia

  • penmanship — /pen meuhn ship /, n. 1. the art of handwriting; the use of the pen in writing. 2. a person s style or manner of handwriting: clear penmanship; poor penmanship. [1685 95; PENMAN + SHIP] * * * …   Universalium

  • penmanship — pen|man|ship [ˈpenmənʃıp] n [U] formal the art of writing by hand, or skill in this art ▪ children practicing their penmanship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • penmanship — [[t]pe̱nmənʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT Penmanship is the art and skill of writing by hand. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • penmanship — noun the art or skill of good handwriting; calligraphy …   Wiktionary

  • penmanship — Synonyms and related words: autography, calligraphy, chirography, fist, graphanalysis, graphology, graphometry, hand, handwriting, longhand, manuscript, paleography, pencraft, penscript, script, scription, scrive, stylography, writing …   Moby Thesaurus

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