Pronunciation: (hand'rī"ting),[key] —n. 1. writing done with a pen or pencil in the hand; script.
2. a style or manner of writing by hand, esp. that which characterizes a particular person; penmanship: an eccentric handwriting. 3. a handwritten document; manuscript.
4. handwriting on the wall, a premonition, portent, or clear indication, esp. of failure or disaster: The company had ignored the handwriting on the wall and was plunged into bankruptcy.Also,writing on the wall.