from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act, process, or art of forming letters.
  • noun Letters inscribed, as on a sign.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Specifically, in bookbinding, the act or process of affixing the alphabetical letters to the notched front margin of an indexed book; also, the addition of the name of the book on its back.
  • noun The act of stamping or marking with letters.
  • noun The letters impressed or marked upon anything; any inscription, as on a signboard, coin, or tombstone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or business of making, or marking with, letters, as by cutting or painting.
  • noun The letters made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of letter.
  • noun Written, especially printed, text.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something


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  • The lines in the title lettering are reminiscent of the titling used for the TV series M.A.S.H.

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  • The lines in the title lettering are reminiscent of the titling used for the TV series M.A.S.H.

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  • There is something about seeing the screen compressed into the size of a playing card which gives a distinctive, piercing vividness to the frozen images, particularly the title lettering, which at this size almost seems to glow or scintillate, like an optical illusion.

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  • The logos for Warner Brothers and the other participating studios appear on screen covered in playful scrawls and doodles, and the title lettering comes up in a friendly, wavering kid-script.


  • I always loved the title lettering in the HB comics.

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  • So, as you can see, even if you were to print the title lettering yourself and make the photo frames out of scrap paper … you would still be paying $1.18 minimum for the hand scrapped page and compare that to the max digital page and you only have 4¢ difference.


  • More appealing for English readers with the Eiffel Tower maybe, but the lettering is a bit weird …

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  • The lettering is behind me, but I think again that it will be a bit more legible with a couple more rows of garter stitch on top of it.

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