- a 6-point type.
- a slug occupying 6 points of space between lines.
Origin of nonpareil
Examples from the Web for nonpareil
This is a test of whether public television can support a show like this as it does its nonpareil documentary series, Frontline.
The other colors, which we may add to the four nonpareil colors, are, different shades of red and yellow.The Progress of the Marbling Art|Josef Halfer
The next public necessity was a newspaper, which soon came, and the town was given the name of Nonpareil.Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences|Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
It makes a royal octavo volume of one thousand and thirty-six double-column pages, clearly printed in nonpareil type.Comfort Found in Good Old Books|George Hamlin Fitch
The Nonpareil Parrot is perhaps the most beautiful bird of the parrot tribe in the whole world.Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia|Samuel Griswold Goodrich
The old names pica and nonpareil (half pica, or 6-point) still survive as convenient terms to use in naming these sizes.Typesetting|A. A. Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for nonpareil
Word Origin for nonpareil
Word Origin and History 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.