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Fraktur

noun Frak·tur \fräk-ˈtu̇r\

Definition of Fraktur

  1. 1 :  a German style of black letter

  2. 2 often not capitalized :  a Pennsylvania German document (as a birth or wedding certificate) that is written in calligraphy and illuminated with decorative motifs (as tulips, birds, and scrolls)



Variants of fraktur

also Fractur play \fräk-ˈtu̇r\

Origin of fraktur

German, from Latin fractura fracture


First Known Use: 1904


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