- 1writing that is done with a pen or pencil, not printed or typed
- 2a person's particular style of writing in this way I can't read his handwriting. neat handwriting Idioms
used when you are describing a situation in which there are signs that something is going to have problems or that it is going to be a failure It is amazing that not one of them saw the writing on the wall. From the Bible story in which strange writing appeared on a wall during a feast given by King Belshazzar, predicting Belshazzar's death and the fall of his city.
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