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serif

[ ser-if ]
/ ˈsɛr ɪf /
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noun Printing.
a smaller line used to finish off a main stroke of a letter, as at the top and bottom of M.
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Origin of serif

1835–45; perhaps <Dutch schreef line (in writing), akin to schrijven to write
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British Dictionary definitions for serif

serif

rarely seriph

/ (ˈsɛrɪf) /

noun
printing a small line at the extremities of a main stroke in a type character

Word Origin for serif

C19: perhaps from Dutch schreef dash, probably of Germanic origin, compare Old High German screvōn to engrave
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