black letter


noun Printing.

a heavy-faced type in a style like that of early European hand lettering and the earliest printed books. blakltr.png

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Origin of black letter

First recorded in 1630–40

OTHER WORDS FROM black letter

black-let·ter, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for black letter

black letter

noun

printing another name for Gothic (def. 10)
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