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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [let-er-pres]
    • /ˈlɛt ərˌprɛs/
    • /ˈletəpres/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [let-er-pres]
    • /ˈlɛt ərˌprɛs/

Definitions of letterpress word

  • noun letterpress the process of printing from letters or type in relief, rather than from intaglio plates or planographically. 1
  • noun letterpress matter printed in such a manner. 1
  • noun letterpress Chiefly British. printed text or reading matter, as distinguished from illustrations. 1
  • adverb letterpress by letterpress: The circular should be printed letterpress, not offset. 1
  • adjective letterpress set in letterpress: letterpress work. 1
  • noun letterpress Printing from a hard, raised image under pressure, using viscous ink. 1

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Origin of letterpress

First appearance:

before 1750
One of the 47% newest English words
First recorded in 1750-60; letter1 + press1

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Parts of speech for Letterpress


letterpress popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for letterpress

noun letterpress

  • printing — the state of being printed.

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