block letter


Definition of block letter

: an often hand-drawn simple capital letter composed of strokes of uniform thickness

Examples of block letter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The charm, a simple block letter hung from a short chain, is highly visible in early images of Diana. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, 2 Dec. 2020 Any gal who wants to display her namesake will love this block letter necklace from Anthropologie, which is a twist on the classic monogram. Cailey Lindberg, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2020 Monogram options include block letter necklace ($38), pendant necklace ($38) pin ($12) and mugs ($10-$14). oregonlive, 17 May 2020 And taped to the door was a red notice with one word, handwritten in block letters: DECEASED. Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2020 The block letters offered the lone epitaph for an unknown white male, approximately 30 years old, found near Pier 17 of lower Manhattan's South Street Seaport. CBS News, 13 Apr. 2020 In October, when Facebook removed the accounts with ties to the Russian group, researchers pointed out the group’s posts had minimal text of block letters overlaid on top of images. Davey Alba, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2020 Like on the cadaver note, the address was printed in big block letters. Charles V. Bagli, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020 One group gathered on the edge of the proimpeachment crowd and waved a large red, white, and blue flag with the president’s name emblazoned in big block letters., 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of block letter

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of block letter was in 1849

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“Block letter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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Kids Definition of block letter

: a capital letter often printed by hand that has all lines of equal thickness


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