Swash letter - definition of swash letter by The Free Dictionary
An ornamental letter with elaborate, flowing flourishes and tails.
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a decorative letter, esp an ornamental italic capital
[C17 swash (n, in the sense: the decorative flourish of an ornamental letter) from aswash aslant]
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The gravestones demonstrated a fine use of a seriffed letter combined with italics and the carefully judged use of swash letters
, all balanced with illustrative material where necessary.
Rob's typeface Ambiance is an elegant calligraphic design that includes capital and lowercase swash letters