Definition of black letter in English:

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black letter

noun

An early, ornate, bold style of type, typically resembling Gothic.
Example sentences
  • I wallowed in bindings and leathers and fonts, in all the lovely jargon of the trade, half-titles, colophons, blind stamping, foxing, black letter, washed leaves and cancels.
  • So you want p.o.M. in black letter, outlined in red?
  • The first, in black letter, reads: ‘Hic Adam operatur terram in sudore vultus sui’ (Here Adam with sweat on his brow delves the earth).
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