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I am looking an example of a well designed layout for a dictionary definition. I attached a photo of an example. Does anyone know of or have examples of printed definitions with carefully chosen typography and spacing? Or digital examples? perhaps the heading on a webpage, where the main heading is the business's name (i.e. pentagram) and beneath the heading is the pronuncation (i.e. /ˈpen(t)əˌɡram/) along with the type of speech (i.e.), the definition itself, and the origin of the word (i.e. origin: Greek, "pentagrammon"). They can be non traditional layouts as well. I am mainly looking for font pairings. I realize this is very specific, but any help would be much appreciated. Even if you can't find examples perhaps suggestions of font pairings, spacing, what words to italicize etc.
I usually use the terms font and typeface as it is summarized nicely in this FontFeed article. http://fontfeed.com/archives/font-or-typeface/ As a result, there can be cases, where the term typeface is applicable, but font is not. I wonder if there are cases for the other way around? In German and according to my use that is the case. The German word for typeface is “Schriftart”, which has the meaning of “the written word” in it and as a result, I would avoid the term for the design of a dingbat font for example, since there aren’t any letters in it. But I am unsure whether this is similar in English. What do you think?