Definitions for "Black letter"
The old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See Type.
Any of various type families based on medieval handwriting. See also gothic.
The style of typeface used by Gutenberg to print his Bible, modeled after the kind of lettering then popular in religious manuscripts of Gutenberg's region of Germany.
A type style that has the appearance of type originally used by monks or scribes.