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 Thirteen names appear in plain black typeface, on a page enclosed in plastic and fastened to a business card. Washington Post, "Russian disinformation network said to have helped spread smear of U.S. ambassador to Ukraine," 17 Dec. 2019 Driver’s Seat: The Telluride features many of Kia’s tried-and-true features, from the speedometer typeface to the function of the information systems. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Kia Telluride mixes fun with practicality (auto review)," 14 Dec. 2019 Lots of Southern California companies have famous logos, including Walt Disney Co. with its castle and shooting star overlaid with a script typeface. Los Angeles Times, "L.A.’s best logo belongs to Western Truck Exchange. Prove us wrong," 2 Jan. 2020 The recognizable typeface is the same seen on all her other beauty and fragrance offerings. Hannah Chubb, PEOPLE.com, "Your House Can Soon Smell like Kim Kardashian West's Thanks to this New Candle," 18 Sep. 2019 The action at the auction is captured on camera by the king of design documentaries, filmmaker Gary Hustwit, whose 2007 breakout hit, Helvetica, a deep dive into typeface design, all but launched the genre. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Dieter Rams is the Godfather of Design," 12 Sep. 2018 Helvetica—as in, the original font—is among the most popular typefaces in the world. Wired, "Hellvetica Puts a Spooky Twist on the World’s Most Popular Font," 29 Oct. 2019 Back in 2007, the canonical lolcat had to be uploaded from a digital camera to your computer and only after that to the internet, where they were emblazoned with Impact typefaces. Leo Mirani, Quartz, "You can thank this mid-century cat photographer for your favorite cat memes," 28 Sep. 2019 This year, it was renovated and reopened with its red lanterns, vinyl booths and chop suey typeface intact. San Francisco Chronicle, "Does a restaurant celebrating French colonialism belong in San Francisco?," 20 Sep. 2019

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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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19 Jan 2020

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“Typeface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typeface?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=typefa01. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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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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