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English noun: letter of the alphabet

1. letter of the alphabet (communication) the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech


SamplesHis grandmother taught him his letters.


Synonymsalphabetic character, letter


Broader (hypernym)character, grapheme, graphic symbol


Narrower (hyponym)A, aleph, alpha, ascender, ayin, B, beta, beth, block capital, block letter, C, chi, consonant, D, daleth, delta, descender, digram, digraph, double-u, E, epsilon, eta, ex, ezed, F, G, gamma, gimel, H, he, heth, I, initial, iota, izzard, J, K, kaph, kappa, khi, L, lambda, lamedh, M, mem, mu, N, nu, nun, O, omega, omicron, P, pe, phi, pi, polyphone, polyphonic letter, psi, Q, qoph, R, resh, rho, S, sadhe, samekh, shin, sigma, sin, T, tau, taw, teth, theta, U, upsilon, V, vowel, W, waw, wye, X, xi, Y, yodh, Z, zayin, zed, zee, zeta


Part meronymspelling


Member meronymalphabet









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