typography

noun

ty·​pog·​ra·​phy tī-ˈpä-grə-fē How to pronounce typography (audio)
1
: letterpress printing
2
: the style, arrangement, or appearance of typeset matter

Examples of typography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the typography of the calendar and week indicators is based on Scott’s own handwriting. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2023 In this, typography is thoroughly graphical, a matter of visual design. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Dec. 2022 Disabled artists, including those who are blind or low vision, chronically ill, Deaf or hard of hearing, and neurodivergent, will be taught essential elements in design such as concept, style and lighting, composition, typography, and color and mood. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Nov. 2023 Warnock had been working on computer typography since the mid 1970s, first at Evans & Sutherland, and then at Xerox PARC. Michael J. Miller, PCMAG, 25 Aug. 2023 Digital typography is no different, just focused to computer techniques and displays. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Dec. 2022 In some neighborhoods, a particular typography signals that a house has been flipped. Rachel Kurzius, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 It was often inspired by natural forms such as the sinuous curves of plants and flowers, and became a dominant force in architecture, painting, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, typography and other design of every kind. Regina Cole, Forbes, 1 Jan. 2023 Microsoft is replacing its Calibri default font with Aptos, a new sans-serif typeface that’s inspired by mid-20th-century Swiss typography. Tom Warren, The Verge, 13 July 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin typographia, from Greek typos impression, cast + -graphia -graphy — more at type entry 1

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of typography was in 1610

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“Typography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typography. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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