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LETTER OF THE ALPHABET

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LETTER OF THE ALPHABET (noun)
  The noun LETTER OF THE ALPHABET has 1 sense:

1. the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

  Familiarity information: LETTER OF THE ALPHABET used as a noun is very rare.


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LETTER OF THE ALPHABET (noun)


Sense 1letter of the alphabet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet; letter

Context example:

his grandmother taught him his letters

Hypernyms ("letter of the alphabet" is a kind of...):

character; grapheme; graphic symbol (a written symbol that is used to represent speech)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "letter of the alphabet"):

lambda (the 11th 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)

phi (the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet)

upsilon (the 20th 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)

waw (the 6th letter of the Hebrew alphabet)

zayin (the 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet)

heth (the 8th 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)

polyphone; polyphonic letter (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)

sadhe (the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet)

pe (the 17th 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)

consonant (a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant)

kappa (the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet)

letter o; O (the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter n; N (the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter m; M (the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet)

L; letter l (the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet)

K; letter k (the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet)

I; letter i (the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet)

H; letter h (the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet)

G; letter g (the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet)

F; letter f (the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet)

E; letter e (the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet)

D; letter d (the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet)

C; letter c (the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet)

B; letter b (the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet)

A; letter a (the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet)

initial (the first letter of a word (especially a person's name))

digram; digraph (two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: 'sh' in 'shoe'))

descender (a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters)

ascender (a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters)

J; letter j (the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter p; P (the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter q; Q (the 17th 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)

ezed; izzard; letter z; Z; zed; zee (the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter y; wye; Y (the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter r; R (the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter s; S (the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter t; T (the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter u; U (the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet)

letter v; V (the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet)

double-u; letter w; W (the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet)

ex; letter x; X (the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet)

iota (the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet)

Holonyms ("letter of the alphabet" is a part of...):

spelling (forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage)

Holonyms ("letter of the alphabet" is a member of...):

alphabet (a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language)


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