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noun Printing.
a heavy-faced type in a style like that of early European hand lettering and the earliest printed books.
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Also called text.

Origin of black letter

First recorded in 1630–40

OTHER WORDS FROM black letter

black-letter, adjective
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black letter

noun
printing another name for Gothic (def. 10)
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