sans serif

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noun sans ser·if \san-ˈser-əf, ˈsanz-\
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sanserif

Definition of sans serif

  1. :  a letter or typeface with no serifs

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Origin and Etymology of sans serif

probably from sans + modification of Dutch schreef stroke — more at serif


First Known Use: 1830


SANS SERIF Defined for English Language Learners

sans serif

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noun sans ser·if \san-ˈser-əf, ˈsanz-\

Definition of sans serif for English Language Learners

  • : one of a group of typefaces that do not have short lines across the top and bottom of the long parts of the letters


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