Definition of Fraktur in English:


Line breaks: Frak|tur
Pronunciation: /ˈfraktʊə
, frakˈtuːɐ/


[mass noun]
  • A German style of black-letter type.
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    • He uses his virtuoso calligraphic skills to create works that call up everything from illuminated manuscripts to German Fraktur wedding certificates.
    • He used his usual Caslon Antiqua, which must have seemed as odd to the German readers of the day as English printed in Fraktur type would seem to us.
    • But when he read a German book printed in old but easily decipherable Fraktur type (as in Haeckel's 1868 edition), he wrote his annotations in the corresponding and now extinct Sutterlin script (which I cannot read at all).


late 19th century: German, from Latin fractura 'fracture' (because of its angularity).

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