font (noun) LISTEN
A font is a complete assortment of printing type of one style and size.
- When publishing online, it's best to use a sans serif font like Arial.
- Never use the Comic Sans font when sending someone bad news.
A font is also a receptacle for holy water.
- The font was at the back of the church's sanctuary.
- The family gathered around the font for the baby's baptism.
Don't confuse it with
fount: source or origin. Example: “Willa’s brother is a fount of useless information.”
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