boldface

[ bohld-feys ]
/ ˈboʊldˌfeɪs /
Printing.
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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

Words nearby boldface

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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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