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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun alphabet:


Fun fact! The longest English word with its letters in reverse alphabetical order is "spoonfeed".

Fun fact! In its earliest known written record, the English alphabet had 29 letters.

Fun fact! "Soupspoons" is the longest word in English that consists entirely of letters from the second half of the alphabet.

Fun fact! The longest commonly used word in English with all the letters in alphabetical order is "almost".

Fun fact! The longest word whose letters are in alphabetical order is the eight-letter "Aegilops" (a grass genus).

Fun fact! "Fickleheaded" and "fiddledeedee" are the longest English words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.

Fun fact! "Forty" is the only number which has its letters in alphabetical order.

Fun fact! "One" is the only number with its letters in reverse alphabetical order.

Fun fact! The Hawaiian alphabet only has eight consonants.

Fun fact! The Cambodian alphabet has 74 letters.

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Definition of the noun alphabet

What does alphabet mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alphabets

  1. a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
  2. the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)


  1. "Alphabet" is a 2013 documentary film written by Sabine Kriechbaum and Erwin Wagenhofer and directed by Erwin Wagenhofer.
  2. "Alphabet" is a 1966 animation family short film written and directed by Eli Noyes.


"Alphabet" is the book written by Inger Christensen.

  • also known as "Alphabet (International Poetry Series, No 3)"
  • language: Danish Language
  • genre: Poetry
  • released in (34 years ago)
  • award: - Nordic Council's Literature Prize (Denmark) nomination for Inger Christensen


  1. "Alphabet" is a song by French singer Amanda Lear, released as a single from her debut album I Am a Photograph in 1977 by Ariola Records.
  2. "Alphabet" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Alphabet" is a musical album of Twin Sisters Productions.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  4. "Alphabet" is a musical album of Fluxion.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  5. "Alphabet" is a musical album of DjMlodyDJ.
  6. "Alphabet" is a musical album of Scott Murphy's Self Affirmations.
  7. "Alphabet" is a composition.
  8. "Alphabet" is a composition.


  1. Alphabet: An alphabet is a standard set of letters which is used to write one or more languages based on the general principle that the letters represent phonemes of the spoken language. This is in contrast to other types of writing systems, such as syllabaries and logographies.
    • also known as Abece, Алфавіт, Азбука, 字母系統
  2. Alphabet: In computer science and mathematical logic, a non-empty set is called alphabet when its intended use in string operations shall be indicated. Its members are then commonly called symbols or letters, e.g. characters or digits. For example a common alphabet is {0,1}, the binary alphabet. A finite string is a finite sequence of letters from an alphabet; for instance a binary string is a string drawn from the alphabet {0,1}. An infinite sequence of letters may be constructed from elements of an alphabet as well.
  3. Alphabet a.k.a. Letters is an awareness campaign.

Phrases with Alphabet

Phrases starting with the word Alphabet:

  1. Alphabet Cone
  2. alphabet soup

Phrases ending with the word Alphabet:

  1. Dutch Alphabet
  2. greek alphabet
  3. latin alphabet
  4. roman alphabet
  5. sound alphabet
  6. arabic alphabet
  7. finger alphabet
  8. Gothic Alphabet
  9. hebrew alphabet
  10. manual alphabet
  11. Pashto Alphabet
  12. Sorani Alphabet
  13. Zhuyin Alphabet
  14. hebraic alphabet
  15. Russian Alphabet
  16. Shavian Alphabet
  17. Slovene Alphabet
  18. Turkish Alphabet

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alphabet

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Google previewThe Writing Revolution (2011)

Cuneiform to the Internet by Amalia E. Gnanadesikan

Equally, though, the alphabet is a monument to human stupidity and hidebound conservatism.

The alphabet refers to the first script whose letters stood for phonemes and whose letters began with something that sounded like aleph and bet (which...

for them the alphabet is the Greek script and its descendants, which record ...

Google previewBoundaries of Evolution (2014)

What Would Darwin Think Now About DNA, the Big Bang, and Finite Time? by Theodore R. Johnstone, M.D.

The alphabet is a code, but we have gotten so ...

Google previewLetter Perfect (2007)

The Marvelous History of Our Alphabet From A to Z by David Sacks

Our own familiar alphabet is the Roman, bequeathed to Western Europe by the Roman Empire and today the most popular script on Earth—weighing in at about 100 principal languages, 120 countries, and nearly 2 billion users worldwide.

Google previewSuper-Recursive Algorithms (2006)

by Mark Burgin

Traditionally an alphabet is a set. However, a more consistent point of view is that an alphabet is a multiset (Knuth, 1981), containing an unbounded number of identical copies of each symbol. A string or word is a sequence of elements from ...

Google previewMagical Alphabets (1992)

by Nigel Pennick

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TOST JOHN, 1:1-2 An alphabet is a system of writing that expresses a language's sounds, both...

The definitive version of the Phoenician alphabet is the inscription on the sarcophagus of King Ahiram of Byblos.

Google previewA Universal Alphabet, Grammar, and Language; comprising a scientific classication of the radical elements of discourse, and illustrative translations, to which is added a Dictionary of the Language (1856)

by George EDMONDS (Attorney, of London.)

THE PHILOSOPHIO ALPHABET. The Philosophic as well as the English language consists of forty elementa sounds. In the latter, these forty sounds are most absurdly represented by twenty six characters; in the former, each sound has a ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5 (1993)

Over 600 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

The children become alphabet detectives and learn to recognize letters as they search for objects displaying alphabet letter tags. This simple game can be played with endless variations just by changing the alphabet objects you choose.

Google previewThe Comprehensive Signed English Dictionary (1983)

by Harry Bornstein, Karen Luczak Saulnier, Lillian B. Hamilton

The Nature of Before we describe Signed English in more detail let us introduce the Signed English manual alphabet which is shown on pages 14 and 1 5. As you can see, there is a manual representation of every letter in the English alphabet ...

Google previewThe Tourism Society's Dictionary for the Tourism Industry (2008)

by Verité Reily Collins

Throughout the world, all people that communicate by radio use the phonetic alphabet for transmitting information in order to aid clarity and accuracy. Flight numbers for airlines are an example for the need for clarity and accuracy. The flight ...

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Quotes about Alphabet

He knows as much about it as a hen does about the alphabet.
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Scrabble value of A1L1P3H4A1B3E1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ALPHABET

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