old face

noun

printing a type style that originated in the 18th century, characterized by little contrast between thick and thin strokesCompare modern (def. 5)

Nearby words

  1. old dominion,
  2. old dutch,
  3. old english,
  4. old english pattern,
  5. old english sheepdog,
  6. old faithful,
  7. old fart,
  8. old fashioned,
  9. old fellow,
  10. old field

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Examples from the Web for old face

  • For book-printing at the present day the old style and the old-face are used much more than the modern.

    The Art of the Book|Bernard H. Newdigate