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boldface

[bohld-feys] /ˈboʊldˌfeɪs/ Printing.
noun
1.
type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
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adjective
2.
typeset or printed in boldface.
verb (used with object), boldfaced, boldfacing.
3.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Compare lightface.
Origin of boldface
1685-1695
First recorded in 1685-95; bold + face
Can be confused
barefaced, boldface, bold-faced.
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  • In the body of the Dictionary, italics and boldface are as in the original.

  • Based on references to datable external events (shown here in boldface), the story covers at least ten years.

    Alonzo and Melissa Daniel Jackson, Jr.
  • On another page appeared a paragraph in boldface type announcing the discovery of a new star in the literary heavens.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • The bottom of the panel gave the Road Commissioner's name in boldface with Houghton's name below in slightly smaller print.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • Words shown in boldface were originally printed in blackletter (gothic) type.

    Roister Doister Nicholas Udall
  • Some in-line paragraph headings are in boldface and some are in italics; this emphasis has been retained.

    Evolution Joseph Le Conte

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