1. a printing type with thick, heavy lines resembling old German manuscript writing.
2. any other heavy-faced type.
black-let|ter «BLAK LEHT uhr», adjective.
1. printed in black letter: »

black-letter headlines.

2. inauspicious: »

a black-letter day.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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