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sans serif

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

Simple Definition of sans serif

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sans serif

  1. :  a letter or typeface with no serifs

Illustration of sans serif

Variants of sans serif

or sanserif play \san-ˈser-əf, ˈsanz-\

Origin of sans serif

probably from sans + modification of Dutch schreef stroke — more at serif


First Known Use: 1830


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