- a 6-point type.
- a slug occupying 6 points of space between lines.
Origin of nonpareil
Synonyms for nonpareil
Antonyms for nonpareil
Examples from the Web for nonpareil
Contemporary Examples of nonpareil
This is a test of whether public television can support a show like this as it does its nonpareil documentary series, Frontline.The Two Best Newscasts You Aren't Watching
March 17, 2009
Historical Examples of nonpareil
The phœnix,” she sighed, “the paragon, the nonpareil of the buttery.The Lady of Loyalty House
Justin Huntly McCarthy
You know it; in that yallow building over by Nonpareil Square.Frictional Electricity
The “Nonpareil” was then taken off, and they started a coach called the “Tally Ho!”
At that time there was a coach called the “Nonpareil,” running from Devonport to Bristol.
Two nonpareil columns had to be filled, and I was getting along.Roughing It
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Word Origin for nonpareil
late 15c., "having no equal," from Middle French nonpareil "unequalled, peerless," from non- "not" (see non-) + pareil "equal." The noun meaning "an unequaled person or thing" is from 1590s; first applied to a kind of candy 1690s. As the name of a printing type (6 point size) it is attested from 1640s.