how to pronounce longhand

/ˈlɔːŋˌhænd/

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The above transcription of longhand is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

longhand is pronounced in two syllables

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lɔːŋhænd

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An example use of longhand in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… was writing it out longhand and I just …”

meanings of longhand

adverb:

  1. Written by hand in normal characters, as opposed to shorthand.
  2. Written by hand (with pen or pencil), rather than printed out; handwritten.

noun:

  1. The written characters used in the common method of writing; opposed to shorthand, or typing or printing; handwriting.

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