- a style of German black-letter type
- a type of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art consisting of documents, as marriage or baptismal certificates, framed mottoes, etc. written in Fraktur lettering and illuminated with colorful flowers, birds, and other motifs
- an example of this
Origin of FrakturGerman ; from Classical Latin fractura (see fracture): so named from its angular, broken lines
A style of black letter formerly used in German manuscripts and printing.
Origin of frakturGerman, from Latin fract&umacron;ra, a breaking (from the curlicues that appear to break up the word); see fracture.
(countable and uncountable, plural frakturs)
- (typography) A style of black letter type, used especially in Germany in the 16th to 20th centuries.
- (US) A Pennsylvania German document style, incorporating watercolour illustration and fraktur lettering.
- Alternative capitalization of fraktur.