An autograph letter.
An example of autograph is when a musician writes his name on a CD for a fan.
The actor autographed a picture of himself.
When an author signs her name in a book, then that is an example of an autograph.
Other Word Forms
Origin of autograph
- Late Latin autographum from neuter of Latin autographus written with one's own hand from Greek autographos auto- auto- graphein to write –graph
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- auto- + -graph. From Latin autographum, in turn from Ancient Greek αὐτόγραφον (autographon, “a writing in one’s own hand”).