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bold  audio  (bld) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
bold·er, bold·est
  1. Fearless and daring; courageous.
  2. Requiring or exhibiting courage and bravery. See Synonyms at brave.
  3. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent: a bold, sassy child.
  4. Clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous: a bold handwriting.
  5. Steep or abrupt in grade or terrain: bold cliffs.
  6. Printing Boldface.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old English bald; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
boldly(Adverb), boldness(Noun)


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