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kern1 US English

Adjust the spacing between (letters or characters) in a piece of text to be printed

kern2 US English

A light-armed Irish foot soldier

kern1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

adjust spacing between characters to be printed

kerning in kern1 US English

Adjust the spacing between (letters or characters) in a piece of text to be printed

Kern, Jerome US English

(1885–1945), US composer; full name Jerome David Kern. A major influence in the development of the musical, he wrote several musical comedies, including Showboat (1927), which featured the song “Ol' Man River.”

Jerome David Kern in Kern, Jerome US English

(1885–1945), US composer; full name Jerome David Kern. A major influence in the development of the musical, he wrote several musical comedies, including Showboat (1927), which featured the song “Ol' Man River.”