boldface

[ bohld-feys ]
/ ˈboʊldˌfeɪs /
Printing.

noun

type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.This is a sample of boldface

adjective

typeset or printed in boldface.

verb (used with object), bold·faced, bold·fac·ing.

to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.

RELATED WORDS

Compare lightface.

Origin of boldface

First recorded in 1685–95; bold + face
Can be confusedbarefaced boldface bold-faced
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