Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

lettering

play
noun let·ter·ing \ˈle-tə-riŋ\

Simple Definition of lettering

  • : letters written or printed on something

Full Definition of lettering

  1. :  letters used in an inscription

Examples of lettering

  1. I couldn't read the sign's lettering.

  2. a sign with gold lettering



1789

First Known Use of lettering

1789


LETTERING Defined for Kids

lettering

play
noun let·ter·ing \ˈle-tə-riŋ\

Definition of lettering

  1. :  symbols for speech sounds written on something <The sign has fancy lettering.>





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lettering? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet pince-nez kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ