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Meaning of boldface

bold•face

Pronunciation: (bōld'fās"), [key]
— n., adj., v., -faced, -fac•ing.
—n.
  1. type or print that has thick, heavy lines, used for emphasis, headings, etc.&boldfacestart;This is a sample of boldface&boldfaceend;
—adj.
  1. typeset or printed in boldface.
—v.t.
  1. to mark (copy) to be set in boldface. Cf. lightface.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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