serif

noun ser·if \ ˈser-əf \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of serif

:any of the short lines stemming from and at an angle to the upper and lower ends of the strokes of a letter

serifed

or seriffed play \ˈser-əft\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of serif

probably from Dutch schreef stroke, line, from Middle Dutch, from schriven to write, from Latin scribere — more at scribe


SERIF Defined for English Language Learners

serif

noun

Definition of serif for English Language Learners

  • : one of the short lines near the top and bottom of the long parts of some printed letters


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