movable type

  1. type from which text is printed directly in which each character is on a separate piece of metal.

Origin of movable type

First recorded in 1760–70

Words Nearby movable type Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use movable type in a sentence

  • One was the invention of movable type, and the other that of pointing the wood screw.

    Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
  • Objection may be made to this statement, and the declaration urged that movable type were used in China before the Christian era.

    Invention | Bradley A. Fiske
  • Almost coeval with the advent of these intellects was the invention of printing with movable type.

  • movable type was invented, and "civilization was thrust into the brain of Europe on the point of a Moorish lance."

  • It is printed with a sort of movable type, and each character is a pictograph or hieroglyph.

    Archology and the Bible | George A. Barton