brevier

[ bruh-veer ]
/ brəˈvɪər /
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noun Printing.

a size of type approximately 8-point, between minion and bourgeois.

Nearby words

  1. brevet,
  2. brevi-,
  3. breviary,
  4. brevicaudate,
  5. brevicollis,
  6. breviloquent,
  7. brevipennate,
  8. brevirostrate,
  9. brevity,
  10. brevity is the soul of wit

Origin of brevier

1590–1600; < German: literally, breviary; so called from use in printing breviaries

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British Dictionary definitions for brevier

brevier

/ (brəˈvɪə) /

noun

(formerly) a size of printer's type approximately equal to 8 point

Word Origin for brevier

C16: probably from Dutch, literally: breviary; so called because this type size was used for breviaries

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