Definition of typography in English:

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Pronunciation: /tʌɪˈpɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun]
1The style and appearance of printed matter.
Example sentences
  • It is more than a matter of typography and layout.
  • Though out of date, it is still widely regarded as a paragon of clarity and accuracy for its definitions and etymologies and as a model of design, production, illustration, typography, paper, printing, and binding.
  • The old stuff about judging books by their cover is out of date - today's books are marketed so clinically that it is usually perfectly possible to predict the content by the author's picture and style of typography.
1.1The art or procedure of arranging type or processing data and printing from it.
Example sentences
  • I have worked with typography and printing processes from the end of the raised-metal-type era to current digital technology.
  • The editors sought to realize new conceptions of layout and design, to create a unity out of the printed page, subordinating the individual processes of ornamentation and typography to a single purpose.
  • A former compositor, he is a lecturer at the London College of Printing where he teaches typography.



Pronunciation: /tʌɪˈpɒɡrəfə/
Example sentences
  • The project, which brought together the work of 155 poets, visual artists, calligraphers and typographers from Ireland and Scotland, has a distinctly local input with Carlow artist Bridget Flannery among its contributors.
  • While many valid points have been brought to light, I've dared to ponder how the original typographers of many great fonts would suffer to know that their work should be left in the confines of an era.
  • A small team of calligraphers and typographers, led by Frances Breen, then worked in collaboration with the artists to integrate key lines of the poetry into the artworks.


Pronunciation: /tʌɪpəˈɡrafɪk/
Example sentences
  • It has spread like a virus through the typographic landscape and illustrates the pervasiveness of Microsoft's influence in the world.
  • From a technical perspective, although it reads like an open and, at times, welcoming conversation, Forest Park also reads like an unfinished draft, one throughout which editing and typographic errors are scattered.
  • Like Maya Lin's Vietnam memorial with which any memorialized list of names is likely to be compared, these metropolitan-area memorials must resolve their approach not only to form but also to typographic identity.


Pronunciation: /tʌɪpəˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • Last, and most important, come the poems Merrill wrote at the end of his life. ‘Christmas Tree,’ shaped typographically like its subject, becomes the last and perhaps most moving of all Merrill's versions of himself.
  • This book not only foreshadows her typographically complex and cinematic approach to the Las Vegas project, but it obviously is the source of inspiration for approaches later adopted by Richard Saul Wurman.
  • Our paper had become typographically tired and we wanted to address the feeling that it had become old - fashioned.


Early 17th century: from French typographie or modern Latin typographia (see type, -graphy).

Words that rhyme with typography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, cartography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cinematography, cosmography, cryptography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, hydrography, iconography, lexicography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography

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Line breaks: typ¦og|raphy

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