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 Antonoff applies this sort of discernment to everything Bleachers-related: the group’s album-cover typeface, its Instagram color palette, its between-songs banter. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, 16 May 2022 Amazon intends the shield’s motion and typeface to represent its interest in breaking boundaries and in redefining how people watch sports. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 8 Feb. 2022 According to Lindon Leader, an independent brand expert consulted by The Times, who was shown a photo of the cardboard, the typeface in the imprint was not used by Federal Express before 1994. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 Garamond is not just one typeface but, in fact, a group of them, whose origins trace back to 16th-century France, where they were created by a man named Claude Garamond. New York Times, 1 Feb. 2022 Beyond painting the portraits of the show’s four core cast members, Smith also painted the Atlanta title in its classic typeface and every other element seen on the posters (the Eiffel Tower, a mysterious desert landscape). Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Apr. 2022 Each name card was printed in a typeface made by the Taiwanese illustrator Li Kuanzhen, whose drawings of Leon and Lim’s famous friends, including Natasha Lyonne and Karen O, were printed onto garments in Opening Ceremony’s spring 2022 collection. New York Times, 8 Mar. 2022 Most important, Curtis chose to go with a consistent typeface throughout the paper, from the boldest headlines to tiniest sports agate. David Colton And J. Ford Huffman, USA TODAY, 27 Feb. 2022 The facelift of both logos with a bolder typeface and a more contemporary look, as well as a more impactful visual experience, works particularly well on digital applications. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of typeface

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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25 May 2022

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“Typeface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typeface. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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