white space


Definition of white space

: the areas of a page without print or pictures

Examples of white space in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They were forced to look for the unused white space in the overwhelmingly crowded market. Kate Haldy, Forbes, "A Tale Of Influencer Relations: The Rise Of The Brand Ambassador," 25 Feb. 2021 Experimental and fragmentary, the novel includes profuse white space. Kathleen Rooney, Star Tribune, "Review: 'Bina: A Novel in Warnings,' by Anakana Schofield," 5 Feb. 2021 In emeto-wlw’s work, there’s not a lot of white space. Lila Shapiro, Vulture, "The Best Sex Melissa Broder Has Ever Read," 2 Feb. 2021 Esquivel’s interpretation adds more white space for a modern update. Hannah Walhout, Travel + Leisure, "This New Luggage Collaboration Channels the Old Hollywood Glam of Beverly Hills," 24 Dec. 2020 Tayshia, a Black woman in a famously white space, has to smile and nod through all of these trying conversations. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Tayshia Adams Isn’t Here To Save The Bachelorette," 11 Nov. 2020 Seeing Hansley’s energy and ability to connect firsthand instilled a sense of solidarity for O’Laughlin, who is also a Black woman in a predominantly white space. Yessenia Funes, Vogue, "“Born for This”: Meet the Solar Industry’s First Black Woman CEO," 27 Oct. 2020 The layout is clean, and there is lots of white space for my sticky notes and doodles. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "How This Day Designer Planner Helps Me Feel Like a Real Person," 20 Oct. 2020 It’s not a picture book; the company’s books deliver their messages through creative use of type and white space. oregonlive, "Meet A Kids Book About, a Portland publisher that aims to help families talk about challenging topics," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of white space

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white space was in 1946

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Last Updated

1 Mar 2021

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“White space.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20space. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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