sans serif

noun sans ser·if \san-ˈser-əf, ˈsanz-\

: one of a group of typefaces that do not have short lines across the top and bottom of the long parts of the letters

Full Definition of SANS SERIF

:  a letter or typeface with no serifs

Variants of SANS SERIF

sans ser·if or san·ser·if \san-ˈser-əf, ˈsanz-\

Illustration of SANS SERIF

Origin of SANS SERIF

probably from sans + modification of Dutch schreef stroke — more at serif
First Known Use: 1830


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