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lightface

[ lahyt-feys ]
/ ˈlaɪtˌfeɪs /
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noun
a type characterized by thin, light lines.
adjective
Also light-faced . (of printed matter) set in lightface.
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Origin of lightface

First recorded in 1870–75; light2 + face
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British Dictionary definitions for lightface

light face
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noun
a weight of type characterized by light thin linesCompare bold face
adjective Also: light-faced
(of type) having this weight
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