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lightface

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noun light·face \ˈlīt-ˌfās\

Definition of lightface

  1. :  a typeface having comparatively light thin lines; also :  printing in lightface

lightfaced

play \-ˌfāst\ adjective


Circa 1871

First Known Use of lightface

circa 1871

Rhymes with lightface

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LIGHTFACE Defined for Kids

lightface

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noun light·face \ˈlīt-ˌfās\

Definition of lightface for Students

  1. :  a type having thin lines




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