flowing; not disconnected; specif., designating writing in which the strokes of the letters are joined in each word
Origin of cursiveMedieval Latin cursivus from Classical Latin cursus: see course
- a cursive character
- a manuscript in cursive writing
- Printing a typeface that looks like handwriting, but with unconnected letters
Having the successive letters joined together: cursive writing; a cursive style of type.
- A cursive character or letter.
- A manuscript written in cursive characters.
- Printing A type style that imitates handwriting.
Origin of cursiveFrench (écriture) cursive cursive (handwriting) from Medieval Latin (scrīpta) cursīva from Latin cursus past participle of currere to run ; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more cursive, superlative most cursive)
From Middle French cursif, from Medieval Latin cursivus, from Latin cursum.