Fraktur

noun
Frak·tur | \ fräk-ˈtu̇r \
variants: or less commonly Fractur

Definition of Fraktur 

1 : a German style of black letter

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

First Known Use of Fraktur

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Fraktur

German, from Latin fractura fracture

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