- type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.This is a sample of boldface
- typeset or printed in boldface.
- to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
Origin of boldface
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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
October 11, 2014
The boldface names at the event were all Democrats: Barack Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter spoke.No Republicans at March on Washington Anniversary
August 29, 2013
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
May 9, 2013
The boldface fashion houses have not had an easy time during Paris fashion shows.Paris’s Fashion Finale
October 6, 2011
In the body of the Dictionary, italics and boldface are as in the original.A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
John R. Clark Hall
Based on references to datable external events (shown here in boldface), the story covers at least ten years.Alonzo and Melissa
Daniel Jackson, Jr.
On another page appeared a paragraph in boldface type announcing the discovery of a new star in the literary heavens.The Fiction Factory
John Milton Edwards
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
Words shown in boldface were originally printed in blackletter (gothic) type.Roister Doister