letter of the alphabet

Definitions of letter of the alphabet
  1. noun
    the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    synonyms: alphabetic character, letter
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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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