5 letter words ending in IF

5 letter words ending in IF in English

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5 letter words ending in TIF

Common 5 letter words ending in IF with meaning

Parts of Speech:

Noun, Adjective


Noun: a small line or stroke regularly attached to the end of a larger stroke in a letter or symbol, as found in some typefaces.

Adjective: (of a typeface) having serifs.


US: /ˈserɪf/

UK: /ˈsɛrɪf/

Origin and Usage:

The word "serif" originated from the Dutch word "schreef" meaning "line" or "stroke". It was first used in English in the 1830s to describe the small lines or strokes added to the ends of larger strokes in typefaces. Serif typefaces are widely used in printed materials such as books, newspapers, and magazines, as they are considered more readable than sans-serif typefaces.



Related Words:

Font, Style, Glyph, Roman, Type

Example Sentences:

Noun: The designer chose a serif font for the book cover.

Adjective: The serif letters in the logo gave it a classic look.

Parts of Speech


  1. a decorative design or pattern
  2. a dominant or recurring idea in an artistic work
  • US: /moʊˈtif/
  • UK: /məʊˈtiːf/
Origin and Usage

The word "motif" comes from the French word "motif," meaning "motive" or "pattern." The term is commonly used in the field of art and design to refer to a recurring decorative element or pattern. It is also used in literature, music, and film to describe a dominant or recurring idea or theme.

  • pattern
  • design
  • theme
  • element
Related Words
  • theme
  • image
  • style
  • color
  • shape
Example Sentences
  1. The curtains were adorned with a floral motif.
  2. The motif of love and loss is central to the novel.