Definitions

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

  • noun Type with thick heavy lines that are not as thick or heavy as boldface.
  • adjective Typeset or printed in semibold.

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  • adjective Having a typeface that has thicker than usual strokes, but not as thick as a bold typeface

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ bold

Examples

  • These bamboo beauties are “four inches in diameter and set in Baskerville semibold.”

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  • My computer includes about 100 English-language fonts, many of them families encompassing multiple weights — Baskerville in bold, bold italic, italic, regular, semibold, and semibold italic, for instance — and all available instantly.

    Playing to Type

  • My computer includes about 100 English-language fonts, many of them families encompassing multiple weights — Baskerville in bold, bold italic, italic, regular, semibold, and semibold italic, for instance — and all available instantly.

    Playing to Type

  • My computer includes about 100 English-language fonts, many of them families encompassing multiple weights — Baskerville in bold, bold italic, italic, regular, semibold, and semibold italic, for instance — and all available instantly.

    Playing to Type

  • Baskerville (only the regular weight, not bold or semibold)

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