typeface

noun type·face \ ˈtīp-ˌfās \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of typeface

1 :all type of a single design
2 :the face of printing type

Examples of typeface in a Sentence

  1. The book's typeface is very elegant.

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First Known Use of typeface

1887


TYPEFACE Defined for English Language Learners

typeface

noun

Definition of typeface for English Language Learners

  • : a set of letters, numbers, etc., that are all in the same style and that are used in printing



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