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Letter of the Alphabet

Letter
of
the
Alphabet
is an acrostic for lota.
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Definition of the noun letter of the alphabet

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noun

  1. the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of letter of the alphabet: alphabetic character / letter
    • more generic terms: character / graph / grapheme / graphic symbol = a written symbol that is used to represent speech
    • more specific terms:
      • ascender = a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters
      • descender = a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters
      • digraph / digram = two successive letters
      • initial = the first letter of a word
      • A = the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
      • B = the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
      • C = the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
      • D = the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • E = the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • F = the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • G = the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • H = the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • I = the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • J = the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • K = the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • L = the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • M = the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • N = the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • O = the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • P = the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • Q = the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • R = the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • S = the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • T = the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • U = the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet
      • V = the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
      • double-u / W = the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
      • ex / X = the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • wye / Y = the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • izzard / ezed / zed / zee / Z = the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
      • alpha = the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
      • beta = the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
      • gamma = the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
      • delta = the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • epsilon = the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • zeta = the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • eta = the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • theta = the 8th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • iota = the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • kappa = the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • lambda = the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • mu = the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • nu = the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • xi = the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • omicron = the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • pi = the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • rho = the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • sigma = the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • tau = the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • upsilon = the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet
      • phi = the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet
      • chi / khi = the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
      • psi = the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet
      • omega = the last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet
      • aleph = the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • beth = the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • gimel = the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • daleth = the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • he = the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • waw = the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • zayin = the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • heth = the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • teth = the 9th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • yodh = the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • kaph = the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • lamedh = the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • mem = the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • nun = the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • samekh = the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • ayin = the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • pe = the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • sadhe = the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • qoph = the 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • resh = the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • sin = the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • shin = the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • taw = the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
      • polyphonic letter / polyphone = a letter that has two or more pronunciations
      • block capital / block letter = a plain hand-drawn letter
      • vowel = a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel
      • consonant = a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
    • part of: spelling = forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
    • member of: alphabet = a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannnica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1890)

In the addition, in the 1st century EC, of the two lymbols T and Z after X (which had long been the last letter of the alphabet), to express the Greek sounds v and Z. In borrowed words these in earlier times had been roughly denoted by u and * ยป ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language (1798)

... To which are Prefixed Principles of English Pronunciation; ... Third Edition. By John Walker, ...

and therefore, when we repeat letters singly, in order to declare the sound of a word, we must undoubtedly give the first letter of the alphabet the sound we ever give it in the first syllable of the numerous class la-dy, pa-gan, mason, basin, &c.

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

Thus, for example, if a table were nude consisting of twenty-four vertical columns, having a letter of the alphabet at the head of each; and six distinct ranges of characters were placed on horizontal lines beneath; and, in particular, if a greater ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of the Bible (1865)

Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography, and Natural History: Being a Condensation of the Larger Dictionary by Sir William Smith, William Aldis Wright

WRITING ter must have been in existence in the time of Christ, who mentions lura , or yod, as the smallest letter of the alphabet, proves at least that the old Hebrew or Phoenician character was no longer in use, but that the Pnlmyrene character, ...

Google previewA concise Dictionary of the Bible for the use of Families and Students. Edited by W. Smith. [Abridged from the larger work by W. A. Wright.] (1865)

WRITING ter must have been in existence in the time of Christ, who mentions ia' irra, or 310d, as the smallest letter of the alphabet, proves at least that the old Ilebrew or Phoenician character was no longer in use, but that the Palmyrene ...

Google previewSinhalese English Dictionary (1982)

by B. Clough

tribe; class, caste, order; colour, hue, tint; coloured cloth thrown over an elephant; quality, property; fame, celebrity; praise; gold; beauty, lustre; letter of the alphabet ; form, figure, construction; sort, kind. In Arithmetic, a co-efficient. , Warnaka, ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of the Bible ... (1868)

by S. W. Barnum

as the smallest letter of the alphabet, proves at least that the old Hebrew or Phenician ...

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