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[bohld-feys] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪs/ Printing.
type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
This is a sample of boldface
typeset or printed in boldface.
verb (used with object), boldfaced, boldfacing.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Compare lightface.
Origin of boldface
1685-95; bold + face
Can be confused
barefaced, boldface, bold-faced. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for boldface
  • As students read, instruct them to look for the other boldface words and nearby phrases or context clues that define these words.
  • It sticks to one page, it uses bullet points and boldface type effectively, and is well spaced.
  • If you have the employer's name in boldface type in the first entry, make sure you do that for all of the entries.
  • We squinted together at a gray field of small print punctuated by subheads in boldface.
  • And then there were the non-boldface names, the ones who actually make a movie get made and stylishly and well.
  • The boldface emphases are from him, with one exception noted.
  • And, while all the talent was local, the evening held its own on the high-end boldface-name meter.
  • The countries were arranged by continent, six to a page, with the capitals in boldface.
  • Lacking a boldface name, perhaps what this obscure cable needs is a gimmick.
  • These days you are nothing without your boldface co-conspirators.
British Dictionary definitions for boldface

bold face

(printing) a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionary Compare light face
(of type) having this weight
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