Definition of Garamond in English:



mass noun
  • A kind of typeface.

    • ‘Most importantly they don't have the resolution needed to properly render highly legible serif typefaces like Times and Garamond.’
    • ‘Of course, we're not ones to settle for the Model-T of fonts so we've opted to use the much more attractive Garamond or Georgia for our page's print version.’
    • ‘The new font is easy to read but I mourn the passing of Helvetica and Garamond.’
    • ‘I have no idea if you use Times Roman or Garamond.’
    • ‘The Garamond types were the ancestors of Caslon and other faces classified as old style.’


Mid 19th century: named after Claude Garamond (1499–1561), French type designer and publisher.