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 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, "40 perfect gift ideas all types of sisters will love," 30 Sep. 2020 Monogram options include block letter necklace ($38), pendant necklace ($38) pin ($12) and mugs ($10-$14). oregonlive, "Happy graduation: Send congratulations, gifts safely from a distance," 17 May 2020 And taped to the door was a red notice with one word, handwritten in block letters: DECEASED. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Pain, fear and isolation. COVID-19 made his hospital stay even more surreal and sad," 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, "NYC island used to bury unclaimed coronavirus victims has long history of "stories that are not told"," 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, "How Russia’s Troll Farm Is Changing Tactics Before the Fall Election," 29 Mar. 2020 Like on the cadaver note, the address was printed in big block letters. Charles V. Bagli, New York Times, "After Decades of Suspicion, Robert Durst Faces Justice," 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., "WASHINGTON — Hundreds of demonstrators — wrapped in winter scarves and puffy jackets to protect against the morning cold — gathered Wednesday in the shadow of the Capitol to show lawmakers they have constituents across the country who support the impeachment and removal of President Trump.," 19 Dec. 2019 Lofty words, called tenets, were painted on the walls in big block letters. Clare Sestanovich, The New Yorker, "Old Hope," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of block letter

1849, in the meaning defined above

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9 Oct 2020

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“Block letter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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

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