[ foh-toh-tahy-pog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ taɪˈpɒg rə fi /


(formerly) the art or technique of making printing surfaces by light or photography, by any of a large number of processes.


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Origin of phototypography

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + typography

OTHER WORDS FROM phototypography

pho·to·ty·po·graph·ic [foh-tuh-tahy-puh-graf-ik] /ˌfoʊ təˌtaɪ pəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for phototypography

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊtaɪˈpɒɡrəfɪ) /


any printing process involving the use of photography

Derived forms of phototypography

phototypographical (ˌfəʊtəʊˌtaɪpəˈɡræfɪkəl), adjectivephototypographically, adverb
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