cursive \cur"sive\ (k?r"s?v), a. [ll. cursivus: cf. f. cursif see cursitor.] running; flowing. cursive hand,a running handwriting. cursive \cur"sive\, n. 1. a character used in cursive writing. 2. a manuscript, especially of the new testament, written in small, connected characters or in a running hand; -- opposed to uncial.
Cursive, also known as longhand, script, handwriting, looped writing, joined-up writing, joint writing, or running writing is any style of penmanship in which the symbols of the language are written in a conjoined and/or flowing manner, generally for the purpose of making writing faster. Formal cursive is generally joined, but casual cursive is a combination of joins and pen lifts. The writing style can be further divided as "looped", "italic", or "connected".
Noun 1. rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper (synonym) longhand, running hand, cursive script (hypernym) handwriting, hand, script (hyponym) minuscule Adjective 1. having successive letter joined together; "cursive script" (similar) written