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boldface

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/ ˈboʊldˌfeɪs /
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noun
type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.
adjective
typeset or printed in boldface.
verb (used with object), bold·faced, bold·fac·ing.
to mark (copy) to be set in boldface.
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Origin of boldface

First recorded in 1685–95; bold + face

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH boldface

barefaced, boldface , bold-faced

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British Dictionary definitions for boldface

bold face

noun
printing a weight of type characterized by thick heavy lines, as the entry words in this dictionaryCompare light face
adjective boldface
(of type) having this weight
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