Definition of black letter in English:

black letter

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[mass noun]
  • An early ornate, bold style of type.
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    • 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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