alphabetic character

Definitions of alphabetic character
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n the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

Synonyms:
letter, letter of the alphabet
Types:
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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
digram, digraph
two successive letters (especially two letters used to represent a single sound: `sh' in `shoe')
initial
the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
A, a
the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
B, b
the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
C, c
the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet
D, d
the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
E, e
the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
F, f
the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
G, g
the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
H, h
the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
I, i
the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
J, j
the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
K, k
the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
L, l
the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
M, m
the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet
N, n
the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
O, o
the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
P, p
the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
Q, q
the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
R, r
the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet
S, s
the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
T, t
the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
U, u
the 21st letter of the Roman alphabet
V, v
the 22nd letter of the Roman alphabet
W, double-u, w
the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
X, ex, x
the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
Y, wye, y
the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
Z, ezed, izzard, z, zed, zee
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
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
consonant
a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
vowel point
a mark placed below or near a consonant (as in Hebrew or Arabic) to indicate the spoken vowel
Type of:
character, grapheme, graphic symbol
a written symbol that is used to represent speech

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