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Aldine Line breaks: Al¦dine
Pronunciation: /ˈaldʌɪn/

Definition of Aldine in English:


Relating to the Italian printer Aldus Manutius, or to certain display typefaces.
Example sentences
  • In his long commentary on the adage ‘Festina Lente’ (Make haste slowly), Erasmus described the genesis and significance of the anchor and dolphin in the Aldine colophon.
  • In the Aldine engravings Abydos passes from the crescent to the cross.
  • The Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device, introduced in 1501-2, is perhaps the most famous of all printers' devices.


Early 19th century: from Latin Aldinus, from Aldus, the printer's given name.

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