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Bold Type

Text that stands out


bold type

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A typeface with thicker strokes than regular, roman text is called bold type. Bold is used for emphasis to make certain words and phrases stand out from surrounding text. Digital fonts often come in various styles described as Extra Bold, Ultra Bold, or Black with extra, ultra, or black being heavier weights that plain bold.

Although bold type can be created "on-the-fly" in software programs, true bold type is a distinctly drawn digital typeface that works as a companion to other non-bold fonts of the same family.


Pronunciation: [bohld]

Also Known As: boldface | heavy | black

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