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sans serif

[sanz] /sænz/
noun, Printing.
a style of monotonal type without serifs.
Origin of sans serif
First recorded in 1820-30
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[sanz-ser-if] /ˌsænzˈsɛr ɪf/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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sans serif

a style of printer's typeface in which the characters have no serifs
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Word Origin and History for sans-serif

also sanserif, 1830, from French sans "without" (see sans) + English serif, from earlier ceref, perhaps from Dutch schreef "a line, a stroke," related to schrijven "to write," from Latin scribere (see script (n.)).

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