Fraktur



[frahk-toor] /frɑkˈtur/

noun
1.
Printing. German black-letter text, a style of type.
2.
(usually lowercase). Also, fractur.

/German frakˈtuːr/
noun
1.
a style of typeface, formerly used in German typesetting for many printed works
n.

German black-lettering, 1886, from German Fraktur, from Latin fractura (see fracture (n.)); so called from its angular, “broken” letters. The style was commonly used in German printing from c.1540. Sense often transferred to Pennsylvania German arts that incorporate the lettering.

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