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Definition of "letterpress" []

  • The process of printing from a raised inked surface. (noun)
  • Something printed in this fashion. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The text, as of a book, distinct from illustrations or other ornamentation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "letterpress" in a sentence
  • "And Blake's punctuation is continuous/analog, not discontinuous/digital as in letterpress."
  • "One of the clubs has lately deviated from the printing of letterpress, which is the established function of clubs, into pictorial art."
  • "If you'd rather stick to print, you can order fancy, but pricey $2.99 each, "letterpress" greeting cards in addition to iPhoto's usual menu of printed products."