(of handwriting) in flowing strokes with the letters joined together.
Printing. in flowing strokes resembling handwriting.
a cursive letter or character.
Printing. a style of typeface simulating handwriting.

1775–85; < Medieval Latin cursīvus flowing (said of penmanship), equivalent to Latin curs(us) (past participle of currere to run) + -īvus -ive

cursively, adverb
cursiveness, noun
noncursive, adjective
noncursively, adverb
transcursive, adjective
transcursively, adverb Unabridged
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cursive (ˈkɜːsɪv)
1.  of or relating to handwriting in which letters are formed and joined in a rapid flowing style
2.  printing of or relating to typefaces that resemble handwriting
3.  a cursive letter or printing type
4.  a manuscript written in cursive letters
[C18: from Medieval Latin cursīvus running, ultimately from Latin currere to run]

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Word Origin & History

1784, from Fr. cursif, from M.L. cursivus, from L. cursus "a running," from pp. of currere "to run" (see current). The notion is of "written with a running hand" (without raising the pen), as opposed to uncial.
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Example sentences
He got my name engraved on the last one- first and middle name in cursive.
As one of my professors once explained, doing surgery is no more physically difficult than writing in cursive.
But in tattoos, you often have crazy cursive or medieval looking script.
At the second grade level, the third handwriting sample was written in manuscript while the fourth was in cursive.
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