let·​ter·​ing ˈle-tə-riŋ How to pronounce lettering (audio)
: letters used in an inscription

Examples of lettering in a Sentence

I couldn't read the sign's lettering. a sign with gold lettering
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lettering was in the 14th century

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“Lettering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lettering. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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let·​ter·​ing ˈlet-ə-riŋ How to pronounce lettering (audio)
: letters used in an inscription
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