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Definition of serif noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

serif

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BrE BrE//ˈserɪf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈserɪf//
 
 
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a short line at the top or bottom of some styles of printed letters a serif typeface compare sans serif Word Origin mid 19th cent.: perhaps from Dutch schreef ‘dash, line’, of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serif

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