Fraktur

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

Fractur

Definition of Fraktur

  1. 1 :  a German style of black letter

  2. 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)

Origin and Etymology of fraktur

German, from Latin fractura fracture


First Known Use: 1904

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