Definition of Roman letters

1. Noun. A typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions.

Exact synonyms: Roman, Roman Print, Roman Type
Generic synonyms: Proportional Font
Derivative terms: Roman, Romanic



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roman Letters

romaic
romaika
romaikas
romaine
romaine lettuce
romaines
romaja
romaji
romajis
romal
romals
roman
roman a clef
roman fleuve
roman font
roman letters (current term)
roman print
roman type
roman world
roman à clef
romance
romanced
romanceless
romancelike
romancer
romancers
romances
romancing
romancist
romancists

Literary usage of Roman letters

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1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"Then, as to the suitableness of the roman letters to the high function ... The roman letters have been proved by recent philological research to have a ..."

2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The learned Celsius, a Swede, a scholar, and a philosopher, was of opinion, that they were nothing more than the roman letters, with the curves changed into ..."

3. Select letters by Marcus Tullius Cicero, Albert Watson (1870)
"NOTE C. roman letters and means of Correspondence. The letter was written either (cp. Ad Att. 12. 2, I) with a stylus on 'tabulae,' thin slips of wood or ..."

4. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"... two head lines of which are in roman letters, the remainder in BL) ' The ... roman letters ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... from stereotype plates; which in- systems were different forms of the upper or lower cas* or of both upper and lower case, of the Roman, letters. ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1861)
"The British certainly copied the Roman character of writing, for no Bardic writings are found, all inscriptions being in roman letters; instead, however, ..."

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