round hand

round hand

round hand ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a style of handwriting in which the letters are round, full, and clearly separated.

Origin of round hand First recorded in 1675–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for round hand Historical Examples of round hand

  • Another cut; again cleverly intercepted; then a fault and an easy, round-hand service.

    A Book o’ Nine Tales.

    Arlo Bates

  • Some delay until after supper, but “delays are dangerous”—Round-hand copy.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, November 27, 1841


  • There was no occasion to give this public reprimand, this round-hand rebuke.

    Expositor’s Bible: The Gospel of St Luke

    Henry Burton

  • Some delay until after supper, but ‘Delays are dangerous’—Round-hand copy.

    Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Vol. V, No. XXV, June, 1852


  • British Dictionary definitions for round hand round hand noun

    1. a style of handwriting with large rounded curvesCompare italic, copperplate (def. 3)

    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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