Definitions for black letter

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

black′ let′ter(n.)

  1. a type in a style like that of early European hand lettering and the earliest printed books.

    Category: Printing

    Ref: Also called text. 11 1

Origin of black letter:

1630–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gothic, black letter(noun)

    a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

Wiktionary

  1. black letter(Noun)

    A Northern European style of type, with contrasting thick-and-thin, angular strokes forming upright letterforms, and usually set with a dark typographic colour on the page.

  2. black letter(Noun)

    Text set in black-letter type.

  3. black letter(Noun)

    The basic standard elements for a particular field of law, which are generally known and free from doubt or dispute.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Black letter

    the old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See Type

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