typeface

noun

type·​face ˈtīp-ˌfās How to pronounce typeface (audio)
1
: all type of a single design
2
: the face of printing type

Examples of typeface in a Sentence

The book's typeface is very elegant.
Recent Examples on the Web As the typeface continues to roll out to a wider audience this month, a growing number of people like Luthin are sharing their reactions on social media. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, 22 Feb. 2024 Centuries ago, in the early days of printing presses, almost all typefaces had serifs. Victor Mather, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2024 That refreshed Snoo head is part of Reddit's logo, which also features a new typeface called Reddit Display. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 30 Nov. 2023 Kith’s brand is etched onto the earbuds and case in Bose’s signature typeface. Chris Welch, The Verge, 18 Jan. 2024 Reddit Writing a long comment providing detail about Reddit's refreshed logo, mascot, and typeface this week, a Reddit employee seemingly rethought the post and opted to conclude it with choice words. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 30 Nov. 2023 Documents in several of the cases each used the same formatting or typeface. Beth Reinhard, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 The typeface Gutenberg used, which mimicked the look of calligraphic handwriting, is known as blackletter. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2024 Courts and private firms across the country started using his typefaces. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of typeface was in 1887

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“Typeface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typeface. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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