[ US /ˈskɹɔɫ/ ]
[ UK /skɹˈɔːl/ ]
  1. poor handwriting
  1. write carelessly
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How To Use scrawl In A Sentence

  • Klimt's tentative chalk and pencil strokes do little more than outline and emphasize the foreshortened legs, buttocks and genitalia of his subjects, their scrawled lifelessness compromising the images' erotic impact. Modernism's Austrian Rebels
  • The letters were carved in a cramped scrawl, moonlight etching the crevices and staining the shadows silver.
  • Gang tags and general graffiti had been scrawled everywhere a vandal with a spray can could reach.
  • Madison’s Main Street is treasured for its art cinema and an independent bookshop that plays host to top authors and bejewels its heavy wooden cases with staff-scrawled book recommendations. Beauty and the Beach
  • After all, a graffitist can scrawl an offensive message in seconds.
  • However, he is best known for his irregularly scrawled phrases on road signs.
  • For example, with this dream, I scrawled, "Bill Shunn waste time plastic toy platen. Dreaming of Bill Shunn and the Plastic Typewriter
  • I scrawled a quick note to Judith and put it under her door.
  • I came across a sign the other day, inelegantly scrawled on cardboard and stuck to a telephone pole.
  • The eggs of the bronze-winged jacana have a rich brownish-bronze background, on which black lines are scribbled in inextricable confusion, so that the egg looks as though Arabic texts had been scrawled over it. A Bird Calendar for Northern India
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