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black letter

black letter

n.
A heavy typeface with very broad counters and thick ornamental serifs. Also called gothic, Old English.

black letter

n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another name for Gothic10

black′ let′ter


n.
a type in a style like that of early European hand lettering and the earliest printed books. Also called text.
[1630–40]
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Noun1.black letter - a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuriesblack letter - a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
font, fount, typeface, face, case - a specific size and style of type within a type family
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