- a style of monotonal type without serifs.
Origin of sans serif
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for sans-serif
New Zealand stamps overprinted "Samoa" in sans-serif type 2mm.The Postage Stamp in War
Fred. J. Melville
Text printed in blackletter (gothic) type is shown in the e-text as sans-serif.A Treatise on Wood Engraving
Text in sans-serif type was originally printed in blackletter (Gothic, Old English).The Path-Way to Knowledg
The parts originally printed in Roman type are here shown in a sans-serif font to keep the visual distinction.
- a style of printer's typeface in which the characters have no serifs
Word Origin and History for sans-serif
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper