type·​face | \ ˈtīp-ˌfās How to pronounce typeface (audio) \

Definition of typeface

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

Each place setting had a single olive leaf branch on top of a custom fringed napkin, and menus were monogramed in a vintage Italian typeface on Italian handmade paper. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Stellina and David Katzenberg’s Stunning Tuscan Wedding in Florence," 30 Dec. 2017 In keeping with the movie’s setting, Marmatakis used Village, a typeface created by Frederic Goudy in the early 20th century that was modeled on Venetian styles from the 1400s. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Sorry to Bother You," 12 Nov. 2018 The first option bears more than a little resemblance to the NASA logo but with a different but still NASA-like typeface, at least to this observer. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "These are the logos the Trump campaign is offering the Space Force," 9 Aug. 2018 Only this time, Gilbert did not use the Comic Sans typeface. Chuck Schilken, latimes.com, "Dan Gilbert's comments toward a departing LeBron James take a much different tone this time," 2 July 2018 The new typeface now appears on Southwest’s planes, ads, airport signage, uniforms, website and in-flight items. Janet Morrissey, New York Times, "Gothic or Helvetica? For Brands, Fonts Help Tell a Story," 1 Apr. 2018 The lowercase g’s of the Gutenberg Bible resemble a single-story g, as do the lowercase g’s of modern Gothic typefaces that imitate this style. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The ‘g’ in Google’s Old Logo Is Really Weird," 9 Apr. 2018 In The Favourite, the pomp and perversity of Queen Anne’s fictionalized court registers through a historic typeface manipulated in surprising ways. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Sorry to Bother You," 12 Nov. 2018 The typeface, according to Adweek, was custom-made for Uber, and has been named Uber Move. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "Uber Has a New Logo to Go With Its Big Brand Revamp," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of typeface

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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English Language Learners Definition of typeface

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

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