ty·​po·​graph·​ic ˌtī-pə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce typographic (audio)
variants or typographical
: of, relating to, or occurring or used in typography or typeset matter
a typographic character
a typographical error
typographically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Cool Spanish-typographic label on this Jolly Rancher-red wine. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 This typographic trick purportedly shortens the time needed for our brains to process data. Anne Quito, Quartz, 28 June 2022 From the beginning, the design of his photo volumes, especially their high-impact typographic covers, were nearly as important to their success as their contents. Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, 18 June 2022 The new logo will lose the old-time feel of Henry Ford's iconic signature and the Ford oval, instead taking on a contemporary typographic approach. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2022 The writers on staff, with their ESP-level typographic memory, their grammatical prowess, and their delightful verbal excesses, may or may not know how this will end: with Howitzer’s will dictating the closure of the magazine upon his death. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2021 Before the streaming era, artists liked to pinch and twist the letters in their names, using their album covers to posit themselves as rebels, rule-breakers and typographic scofflaws. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2021 Choi interspersed sections of text with typographic experiments, handwritten documents, maps, drawings and archival materials. NBC News, 30 Sep. 2021 From typographic to botanical, abstract to illustrative, there’s a page in it for everyone. CNN Underscored, 30 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of typographic was in 1593

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Cite this Entry

“Typographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typographic. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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