[buh-doh-nee; for 1 also Italian baw-daw-nee]
- Giam·bat·tis·ta [jahm-baht-tees-tah] /ˌdʒɑm bɑtˈtis tɑ/, 1740–1813, Italian painter and printer.
- Printing. a style of type based on a design by G. Bodoni.
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Examples from the Web for bodoni
You start identifying the Helvetica on a subway sign or the Bodoni in a Bible.Mad About Fonts
October 4, 2011
To Bodoni more than anyone else the so-called modern-face is due.
Bodoni settled at Parma, and it was at Parma that he did most of his printing.Fine Books
Alfred W. Pollard
The majuscules are especially ugly, being nearly always of the modern type which we owe to Bodoni.
One of the best specimens of Bodoni's typography is a respectable volume of inscriptions, all written by his friend Pacciaudi.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
The pica then produced was an improvement in the style of Bodoni, and quickly raised the foundry to its old position.A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898
Henry R. Plomer
- a style of type designed by the Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni (1740–1813)
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Word Origin and History for bodoni
1880, typeface based on that used by celebrated Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) of Parma. The modern type of this name is a composite of his many forms.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper