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[tahyp-feys] /ˈtaɪpˌfeɪs/
face (defs 19b, c).
Origin of typeface
1900-05; type + face Unabridged
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Examples from the web for typeface
  • The court may refuse to consider text presented in less than standard font, such as small or fine typeface.
  • One of my colleagues asks her students to sketch their names using a typeface that conveys something about themselves.
  • It's a faux-jaunty, watered-down typeface, a corporation's idea of informal joviality.
  • There are character studies and typeface trials and color tests, historical photos and book cover concepts.
  • The soothing voice was part of the shtick, along with the dreamy graphics and cursive typeface.
  • Then when people do figure out how to get their text in a larger typeface it would actually do them some good.
  • The biggest changes are the ability to change the typeface.
  • Rarely is a typeface introduced with as much fanfare as a new movie, book or song.
  • The rest were pretty mundane and, therefore, not a single typeface company was interested in distributing it.
  • The name of the place has been rendered in a violent-looking metallic spatter typeface.
British Dictionary definitions for typeface


another name for face (sense 17)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for typeface

also type-face, 1873, from type (n.) + face (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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typeface in Technology

The style or design of a font. Other independent parameters are size, boldness (thickness of lines), and obliqueness (a sheer transformation applied to the characters, not to be confused with a specifically designed italic font).

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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