cancellaresca corsiva

cancellaresca corsiva
\(ˌ)känˌcheləˈreskə(ˌ)kȯrˈsēvə\ noun also cancellaresca
Etymology: cancellaresca corsiva, modification of Italian cancelleresca corsiva cursive cancellaresca; cancellaresca, modification of Italian cancelleresca, probably short for lettera cancelleresca chancellery handwriting, from lettera handwriting + cancelleresca, feminine of cancelleresco of a chancellery, from cancelleria chancellery (from French chancellerie) + -esco -esque — more at chancellery
: a style of cursive manuscript handwriting that had its origin at the Vatican in the 15th century

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