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scrib·ble

scribble

 
 
pronunciation:
skrI bl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scribbled, scribbles, scribbling
definition: to write hastily, awkwardly, or carelessly; scrawl.
I scribbled the message on a scrap of paper.
synonyms:
scratch, scrawl
similar words:
jot
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to draw or write in a hasty or careless manner; scrawl.
The professor moved rapidly through her lecture while the students scribbled in their notebooks.
synonyms:
scratch, scrawl
definition 2: to draw meaningless shapes or letters for one's own amusement.
The child scribbled on the wall with his crayons.
similar words:
doodle
definition 3: to compose a written work with carelessness.
He used to be a serious writer, but now he just scribbles.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of drawing or writing that has little or no meaning; doodle.
There were scribbles around the edges of the paper.
similar words:
doodle, scrawl
definition 2: a careless or hasty piece of writing or drawing.
This is not an essay; it's merely scribble.
synonyms:
scrawl
similar words:
note, scrabble
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