Cursive definition

kûrsĭv
Having the successive letters joined together.

Cursive writing; a cursive style of type.

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Running; flowing.
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A cursive character, letter or font.
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A manuscript written in cursive characters.
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A cursive character or letter.
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A manuscript written in cursive characters.
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(printing) A type style that imitates handwriting.
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Flowing; not disconnected; specif., designating writing in which the strokes of the letters are joined in each word.
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A cursive character.
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A manuscript in cursive writing.
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(printing) A typeface that looks like handwriting, but with unconnected letters.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cursive
Plural:
cursives

Origin of cursive

  • French (écriture) cursive cursive (handwriting) from Medieval Latin (scrīpta) cursīva from Latin cursus past participle of currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French cursif, from Medieval Latin cursivus, from Latin cursum.

    From Wiktionary