Definition of overtype in English:

overtype

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Type over (another character)

    ‘overtype it with the correct number and press Return’
    • ‘Overtyping the text (select all and type) wraps the content in p tags.’
    • ‘This meant that whenever I wanted to hit the ‘Delete’ key, I ended up pressing ‘Insert’ instead, and overtyping a bunch of text.’

noun

  • A facility or operating mode allowing overtyping.

    • ‘Overtype is off.’
    • ‘How do I turn off overtype with the Insert key in Word permanently?’

Pronunciation:

overtype

/ˌōvərˈtīp/