In formatting, bold type is a little bit darker and bigger than normal type. It is used to emphasize a few words as a bolded text can attract attention from the reader.
Markup languages provide different ways to make a word bold. For example:
- ↑ "W3Schools tutorial on
<b>tags". Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
- ↑ MediaWiki's help on bold text