swash letter


noun

an ornamental italic capital letter having a flourish extending beyond the body of the type.

Origin of swash letter

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for swash letter

swash letter


noun

printing a decorative letter, esp an ornamental italic capital

Word Origin for swash letter

C17 swash (n, in the sense: the decorative flourish of an ornamental letter) from aswash aslant
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