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lettering

[let-er-ing] /ˈlɛt ər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or process of inscribing with or making letters.
2.
the letters in an inscription; calligraphy.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; letter1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for letterings

lettering

/ˈlɛtərɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act, art, or technique of inscribing letters on to something
2.
the letters so inscribed
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Word Origin and History for letterings

lettering

n.

1640s, "act of writing;" 1811 as "act of putting letters on something," verbal noun from letter (v.).

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