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Definition of "cursive" [cur•sive]

  • Having the successive letters joined together: cursive writing; a cursive style of type. (adjective)
  • A cursive character or letter. (noun)
  • A manuscript written in cursive characters. (noun)
  • Printing A type style that imitates handwriting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cursive" in a sentence
  • "My problem now is that I actually type faster than I write (even in cursive), so I get impatient and try to write faster – which makes it even less legible …"
  • "My written text consists mostly of joined-print letters with the letters r, s, and z almost always in cursive form."
  • "Its cover, on which the winsome title flows in cursive across the pale chest of a red-lipped woman, was presumably deemed female-friendly, though it only made me want to hide the book on the bus."