Definition of x-height in English:

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x-height

Pronunciation: /ˈekshīt/

noun

The height of a lower-case x, considered characteristic of a given typeface or script.
Example sentences
  • I'm imagining a lot of snobbish backroom complaining: ‘The lowercase x-height is ghastly!’
  • The x-height is usually the height of the unextended lowercase letters.
  • If you're wondering why designers didn't anticipate this problem by simply designing fonts with larger x-heights and blobby serifs, you are not alone: you stand together with Tony Stan, designer of ITC Garamond.

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Syllabification: x-height

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