Scrawl

Definition of Scrawl

Pronunciation: skrạl
v. i.1.See Crawl.
v. t.1.To draw or mark awkwardly and irregularly; to write hastily and carelessly; to scratch; to scribble; as, to scrawl a letter.
[imp. & p. p. Scrawled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scrawling.]
His name, scrawled by himself.
- Macaulay.
v. i.1.To write unskillfully and inelegantly.
Though with a golden pen you scrawl.
- Swift.
n.1.Unskillful or inelegant writing; that which is unskillfully or inelegantly written.
The left hand will make such a scrawl, that it will not be legible.
- Arbuthnot.
You bid me write no more than a scrawl to you.
- Gray.

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