typeface

noun
type·face | \ˈtīp-ˌfās \

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.

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One shape is roughly the Hebrew letter beth in reverse, another looks like an ornamental C, a third like a lowercase I in some early digital typeface. New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 27 June 2018 In mostly black, uppercase, sans serif typeface, poetic rat-a-tat-tat grabs passersby on foot or wheels. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Artist Barbara Kruger turns a bland building into a screaming statement. Time to listen up," 14 June 2018 Volvo offers drivers a graphically beautiful gauge pod, with dials that have a touch of feathering and a nice typeface. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Driving the 2018 Volvo XC60," 5 July 2018 But instead of transcribing letter for letter, Catalog is instead creating a printing press, where each typeface is represented by a small molecule of DNA. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "The Rise of DNA Data Storage," 26 June 2018 Fortunately, a number of third party apps offer more variety with animated text, additional typefaces, and augmented reality effects. refinery29.com, "6 Apps That Will Make Your Instagram Stories Stand Out," 15 June 2018 In addition the new typeface for the names and numbers on the kit has been inspired by the city itself. SI.com, "PHOTO: Liverpool Launch New Home Kit for 2018/19 Season," 19 Apr. 2018 The title screen from the video shows the number 27, and MGK took to Twitter to reveal that the typeface was Cobain’s handwriting. Shanté Honeycutt, Billboard, "Machine Gun Kelly Reflects on His Career & Mortality in '27' Video: Watch," 23 Apr. 2018 That footnote — written in the same typeface as Orteaga's introduction and set off from the Spanish text with an asterisk — is seamlessly integrated into Messori's version as if Mortara himself had written it. Fox News, "Key findings in analysis of memoir of a Jew raised Catholic," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of typeface

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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typeface

noun

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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