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 For An Abolitionist's Handbook's cover art, Cullors chose to showcase the title in a straightforward, bold and black typeface set against a grainy white background. Morgan Smith, PEOPLE.com, "Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Reveals Cover of New Book," 25 Feb. 2021 Along with Davis’ colorful yet ghostly illustrations, the comics will feature text presented in the style of Lewis’ own handwriting, rather than any sort of standard comic typeface. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, "The Toadies make more than just music: New coffee and comic hit the shelves," 3 Feb. 2021 And its elegant typeface transformed banalities into profundity. Bruce Mccall, The New Yorker, "My Life in Cars," 12 Dec. 2020 The company has its own typeface and highlights redesigns to its website and mobile apps. Mark Gurman, Fortune, "Former Apple design chief Jony Ive is working for Airbnb," 22 Oct. 2020 The white terminal typeface greeted my eyes like a beacon of hope. Aaron Peter, Wired, "I Bricked My Computer With a BIOS Update. But There's Hope!," 15 Nov. 2020 Almost the whole magazine was printed with this tiny typeface. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Big complaint about tiny type," 2 Nov. 2020 Every zone gets a label in a typeface made from Shearer’s own loopy cursive. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, "“Get Organized with The Home Edit” Is Infomercial Reality Television," 23 Sep. 2020 Before any of its characters appear on-screen, HBO’s Coastal Elites introduces itself with a genteel red font that bears a striking resemblance to The New Yorker’s proprietary typeface. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Dangerous Naïveté of Coastal Elites," 12 Sep. 2020

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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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2 Mar 2021

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“Typeface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typeface. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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