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cursive

cur·sive

cursive

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhr sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of writing in which individual letters within words are joined, or of print that simulates such writing.
She wrote the invitations in a beautiful, flowing cursive style.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any typeface that resembles cursive writing.
similar words:
script
definition 2: an individual letter or character written in a cursive style.
similar words:
script
derivation: cursively (adv.)
Word Parts
The word cursive contains the following parts:
cur1, curr, cor1, corr, curs, cour1, cours Latin root that means to run
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).