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.

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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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