descender

[ UK /dɪsˈɛndɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. someone who descends
  2. (printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters
  3. a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters
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How To Use descender In A Sentence

  • The alphabets, be it the ascenders (like h, j, l, t), descenders (like g, y) or those with body (a, x, s, r) should be properly shaped.
  • Tarbigilus regione tonat; modo tendere cursum in Galatas, modo Bithynis incumbere fertur. sunt qui per Cilicas rupto descendere Tauro, sunt qui correptis ratibus terraque marique145 aduentare ferant; geminantur uera pauoris ingenio: longe spectari e puppibus urbis accensas, lucere fretum uentoque citatas omnibus in pelago uelis haerere fauillas. A Council of War-and War
  • There are loops on the ascenders and descenders, except for lower case ‘t’ letters and some ‘d' letters, which are straight.
  • Perhaps we are all graphologists to a certain degree and can detect a person's character in their script: the thickness or thinness of the line, how circular or how angular the curves, how high the ascenders and how low the descenders.
  • Within each triplet set, the items were matched for rhyme and whether the initial letter was an ascender, descender, or x-height.
  • She attached it to the figure eight descender she'd already snapped on her Swiss seat. THIS TIME LOVE
  • Nuntiate autem patri meo omnem gloriam meam in Aegypto, et omnia quae vidistis: et festinate, et descendere facite patrem meum huc. Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2
  • Something with a bit more elegance, like a classical Garamond or Centaur, will have a smaller x-height and longer ascenders and descenders. Font Rage Part Deux « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog
  • Perhaps we are all graphologists to a certain degree and can detect a person's character in their script: the thickness or thinness of the line, how circular or how angular the curves, how high the ascenders and how low the descenders.
  • I unhook my ascender and switch over to a descender, not really ready to leave, to drop through the branches and return to the ground, and in this moment of readjustment, of powering my body down and trying to memorize the view, I recognize the feeling. Taking Tree-Hugging to New Heights
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