What is a Sans Serif font?

Sans Serif Font Example

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A sans serif font means simply a font without serifs. A serif is a small series of lines attached to end of letters. Without these serifs, a text appears starker and more spacious. You can easily spot a sans serif font by looking across the bottom of a series of words and noticing how letters end abruptly, without lines connecting them.

Examples of classic sans serif fonts include Arial, Futura, and Avenir.

Hint: this text is written in a sans serif font.

Check out our guide to learn more about serif fonts.