typeface

A typeface is a specific design of letters and numbers, either in print or on a computer. When you choose a typeface for your resume, you'll want something that's businesslike and easy to read.

You can think of typeface as another term for font (the two words are often used interchangeably), although it's more accurate to call a typeface a "font family," a group of fonts with similar designs. Typefaces have official names like Comic Sans, Garamond, and Helvetica. If you dream of inventing your own typefaces, you may want to become a type designer. You'll be adding to the thousands of typefaces in use today!

Definitions of typeface
  1. noun
    a specific size and style of type within a type family
    synonyms: case, face, font, fount
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    unicameral script
    a script with a single case
    bicameral script
    a script having two distinct cases
    constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced font, typewriter font
    a typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter)
    proportional font
    any font whose different characters have different widths
    cartridge font, font cartridge
    any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer
    Gothic, black letter
    a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
    bold, bold face, boldface
    a typeface with thick heavy lines
    italic
    a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
    raster font, screen font
    the font that is displayed on a computer screen
    Helvetica, sans serif
    a typeface in which characters have no serifs
    Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet
    the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
    Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew script
    a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)
    Cyrillic, Cyrillic alphabet
    an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and some other Slavic languages)
    Arabic alphabet
    the alphabet of 28 characters derived from Aramaic and used for writing Arabic languages (and borrowed for writing Urdu)
    Bodoni, Bodoni font, modern, modern font
    a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    old style, old style font
    a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes
    roman, roman letters, roman print, roman type
    a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
    type of:
    type
    printed characters
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