Definition of "scrawl" [scrawl]

  • (verb-transitive) To write hastily or illegibly.
  • (verb-intransitive) To write in a sprawling, irregular manner.
  • (noun) Irregular, often illegible handwriting.
  • (noun) Something, such as a note, written hastily or illegibly.

Use "scrawl" in a sentence

  • "For anyone who has been unlucky enough to befall the horrors of my handwriting, firstly I say I’m sorry – but secondly – if I did that, I would have no idea what I have just written – much less the scrawl from a day ago. thank goodness for spellchecker as my typing is just as bad – but at least the letters are uniformly shaped."
  • "This series of paintings takes as its title a scrawl of graffiti on a rock-cut along the Trans Canada Highway near Sudbury."
  • "I recall the scrawl that ran just below the "McDonald's": "10,000 hamburgers served.""

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