from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art, skill, style, or manner of handwriting; calligraphy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The art or skill of good handwriting; calligraphy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The use of the pen in writing; the art of writing; style or manner of writing; chirography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of the pen in writing; the art of writing.
- n. Manner of writing; hand-writing: as, accomplished penmanship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. beautiful handwriting
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After college, and no longer having to take notes, or write anything physically, my penmanship is so shot.
Mike -- I think that penmanship is called the Palmer method, something I don't think they teach anymore.
Though his penmanship is relatively readable, I often found myself wishing I could simultaneously see them in basic plain text form.
And unlike Severn, who often wrote in a hurried scrawl and crossed his letters, Brown's penmanship is always careful and meticulous.
Indeed, penmanship is a superior form of teaching and is necessary to correct defects already acquired and fixed.
Too often, penmanship is taught at an age when all the defects have become established, and when the physiological period in which the muscular memory is ready, has been passed.
Of course, my penmanship was a lot better then, and I wrote really tiny...
That night Caris got three or four hours 'sleep in the hired parlor of the inn, while Pella and Joanna worked at what Joanna called their penmanship exercises and tried to figure out the tricky business of removing a seal from parchment without cracking it.
The penmanship should be a neat, strong hand, very plain and legible, and devoid of all flourish.
For example, do they now acknowledge in the primary curriculum that fair, old-fashioned study called penmanship?