What is another word for scrawl?

Pronunciation: [skɹˈɔːl] (IPA)

Scrawl is defined as an illegible or messy handwriting that looks like scribbles. Some synonyms for scrawl include scribble, scratch, jot, write in haste, and scratch out. Jotting down thoughts quickly without regard to neatness or legibility is known as scribbling. You can also write or draw something on any surface that is not meant for writing, like walls, wood, or paper, and this is considered a scratch. Scratch out is the act of erasing what you previously wrote by drawing a line over it. Whether scribbling a note, scratching a message, or simply scrawling, there are plenty of terms to describe this style of writing.

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Usage examples for Scrawl

On consulting the programme Nan found opposite the next dance a scrawl that might be made out to be 'F. H. King;' and then she bethought herself of the young sailor.
"The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols"
William Black
And then, too, there is her secret hoard of love documents;-the broken sixpence, the gilded brooch, the lock of hair, the unintelligible love scrawl, all treasured up in her box of Sunday finery, for private contemplation.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
The other, too tired to wonder what his words might portend, returned to the house, and, lingering only to scrawl a note that he was not to be awakened at the usual time, hastened to bed.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon"
Sax Rohmer

Famous quotes with Scrawl

  • Sometimes I have a notion that what might improve the situation is to have women take over the occupations of government and trade and to give men their freedom. Let them do what they are best at. While we scrawl interoffice memos and direct national or extranational affairs, men could spend all their time inventing wheels, peering at stars, composing poems, carving statues, exploring continents -- discovering, reforming, or crying out in a sacramental wilderness. Efficiency would probably increase, and no one would have to worry so much about the Gaza Strip or an election.
    Phyllis McGinley
  • Now you who rhyme, and I who rhyme, Have not we sworn it, many a time, That we no more our verse would scrawl, For Shakespeare he had said it all!
    William Shakespeare
  • Paradine looked at the paper he held. It was a leaf torn from a book. There were interlineations and marginal notes, in Emma's meaningless scrawl. A stanza of verse had been so underlined and scribbled over that it was almost illegible, but Paradine was thoroughly familiar with . His memory gave him the words —
    Lewis Padgett
  • (On the idea of being offended): “The majority of people are very reasonable I’ve found, but ya know what, they don’t write letters when something offends them on TV, because reasonable people know IT’S JUST FUCKIN’ TELEVISION! Not only that, reasonable people have a life! They’re not sittin’ in some trailer with some fuckin’ crayon in their hand, some chicken scrawl goin’ ‘I saw a guy talk about Jesus on the tube! I ain’t gone tune in no more!’And also reasonable people know ultimately they’re just fuckin’ jokes! Are you so afraid of a guy tellin’ jokes!”
    Bill Hicks

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