Definition of letterform in US English:

letterform

noun

  • The graphic form of a letter of the alphabet, either as written or in a particular type font.

    • ‘These paintings nostalgically evoke the closing frames of old films, with their scripted letterforms superimposed over technicolour backgrounds.’
    • ‘The most specific analyses of the letterforms place them in the fourth quarter of the fourteenth century.’
    • ‘Is it powerful to develop a typeface based on the letterforms taken from one's apartment signage?’
    • ‘The faces appear to be made of stones and letterforms, earth and flesh, architecture and memories.’
    • ‘You can't get much further away from stone carving than that, but the lesson I learned in Germany was that you don't take a letterform designed for printing in lead type and force it upon an unwilling medium.’
    • ‘For this exercise, students were shown how to create a large letterform using only Quark.’
    • ‘Also, what about the letterforms, which play such a large part in the design?’
    • ‘No examples of major letterforms correlating to recent major architectural designs are available.’
    • ‘Similarly, Window in Time gains eloquence through understatement, with its earth-toned arrangement of tiny clay jugs, typesetter's cursive letterforms and color-stained wood blocks.’
    • ‘Since no idol worship was permissible in this faith, letterforms and their elaborate compositions were used in manuscripts as well as architecture, not just as letters but as images of the highest holy order.’
    • ‘Plants, gems, embryos, dancers and the evolution of letterforms, weapons and tools are only a few of the many associations inspired by these pared-down irregular forms.’
    • ‘Monograms on mountains is a curiosity, a visual chronicle of the monumental letterforms that are located near many American towns.’
    • ‘Who came up with the hip abbreviation, the slanted letterforms, the marketing strategy?’
    • ‘Note that the letterforms are slightly more elaborate than those in the early manuscripts.’
    • ‘Although the basic letterforms of the modern alphabet have changed very little since the days of ancient Rome, the appearance of written and printed letters have evolved over time.’
    • ‘While graphic letterforms and type effects were happening, a new minimalism was spawned as well.’
    • ‘In order to bring your work to life, there are essential skills to creating and capturing ideas through icons, symbols and letterforms.’
    • ‘As the constraints of lead type disappeared, designers began to experiment with letters, creating many new types of complicated letterforms.’
    • ‘It is a highly formalized means for expression and communication, requiring a balance between control and spontaneity in the creation of letterforms.’
    • ‘He sometimes orders pancakes, just for the pleasure of cutting them up into uppercase letterforms.’

Pronunciation

letterform

/ˈledərˌfôrm/