type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
typeset or printed in boldface.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
- Compare lightface.
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How to use boldface in a sentence
Sherman and Palmer had co-written Politico’s Playbook newsletter since 2016, when they inherited it from Allen, who had made it famous with a relentless focus on insider-y political details, coupled with boldface birthday-party sightings around town.
It became a large-scale business, attracting boldface-name investors including Ted Leonsis and Steve Case.Custom T-shirt maker saves its business with early pivot to masks | Thomas Heath | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Big Pump Signal, a shadowy group of cryptocurrency pump-and-dump merchants, makes up for its lack of boldface names with its sheer mass of participants.
Sandground’s other boldface-name clients included John Heckler, whose messy divorce in the mid-1980s from Margaret Heckler, then-secretary of health and human services, generated headlines.Mark B. Sandground Sr., Machiavellian divorce lawyer, dies at 88 | Bart Barnes | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Note: Unusual words that are playable in Scrabble appear in this article in boldface.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble | David Bukszpan | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The boldface names at the event were all Democrats: Barack Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter spoke.
Let me put this in boldface: Heritage's cost estimates are driven not primarily by welfare, but by healthcare.You Can't Wish Away the Facts About Immigration Amnesty | David Frum | May 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
With each new boldface name she charmed, the plump girl from Iowa gleefully wrangled her way closer to the front of the line.
The boldface fashion houses have not had an easy time during Paris fashion shows.
In the Lambeth MS, passages printed in clarendon are shown here in dark-red boldface.
The bottom of the panel gave the Road Commissioner's name in boldface with Houghton's name below in slightly smaller print.Highways in Hiding | George Oliver Smith
Some in-line paragraph headings are in boldface and some are in italics; this emphasis has been retained.Evolution | Joseph Le Conte
Abbreviated titles of the most frequently cited works are given here in boldface.Alida | Amelia Stratton Comfield
Words shown in boldface were originally printed in blackletter (gothic) type.Roister Doister | Nicholas Udall
British Dictionary definitions for bold face
printing a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionary: Compare light face
(of type) having this weight
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