lightface

[ lahyt-feys ]
/ ˈlaɪtˌfeɪs /
Printing.

noun

a type characterized by thin, light lines.This is a sample of lightface.

adjective

Also light-faced. (of printed matter) set in lightface.

Nearby words

  1. lighter fluid,
  2. lighter than air,
  3. lighter-than-air,
  4. lighterage,
  5. lighterman,
  6. lightfast,
  7. lightfoot,
  8. lightheaded,
  9. lightheadedly,
  10. lighthearted

Compare boldface.

Origin of lightface

First recorded in 1870–75; light2 + face

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British Dictionary definitions for light face

light face

/ printing /

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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