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lightface

[lahyt-feys]Printing.
noun
  1. a type characterized by thin, light lines.This is a sample of lightface.
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adjective
  1. Also light-faced. (of printed matter) set in lightface.
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Compare boldface.

Origin of lightface

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

light face

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