Meaning of Fraktur
Pronunciation: (fräk-tr'), [key]
- German black-letter text, a style of type.
- (usually l.c.)
- a stylized, highly decorative watercolor or watercolor-and-ink painting in the Pennsylvania-German tradition, often bearing elaborate calligraphy and standardized motifs, as birds, tulips, mermaids, and unicorns, and typically appearing on a book page, baptismal certificate or other family record, or merchant's advertisement.
- the elaborate calligraphy used in frakturs.