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display type

noun, Printing.
type larger than body type, used in headings, advertisements, etc.
Compare body type.
Origin of display type
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Underscore the names with wave lines so that they shall be printed in display type.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • When there is a large number of such interviews, the name may even be set in display type at the beginning of the paragraph.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • I hope he attacks the use of display type, which makes our newspapers look like the poster- plastered fences around vacant lots.

    Literature and Life William Dean Howells
  • One of them had fallen open and lay with its outer page staring with the bold grin of display type.

    The Little Brown Jug at Kildare Meredith Nicholson

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