Definition of Letter of the alphabet

1. Noun. The conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech. "His grandmother taught him his letters"

Exact synonyms: Alphabetic Character, Letter
Group relationships: Spelling
Group relationships: Alphabet
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Specialized synonyms: Ascender, Descender, Digram, Digraph, Initial, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, Double-u, W, Ex, X, Wye, Y, Ezed, Izzard, Z, Zed, Zee, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, Chi, Khi, Psi, Omega, Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth, He, Waw, Zayin, Heth, Teth, Yodh, Kaph, Lamedh, Mem, Nun, Samekh, Ayin, Pe, Sadhe, Qoph, Resh, Sin, Shin, Taw, Polyphone, Polyphonic Letter, Block Capital, Block Letter, Vowel, Consonant
Derivative terms: Letter, Letter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Letter Of The Alphabet

letter bond
letter box
letter carrier
letter carriers
letter case
letter grade
letter grades
letter of attorney
letter of comfort
letter of credit
letter of intent
letter of mark and reprisal
letter of marque
letter of recommendation
letter of relaxation
letter of the alphabet (current term)
letter of the law
letter opener
letter openers
letter paper
letter patent
letter security
letter stock
letter telegram
letter to the editor
letter writer

Literary usage of Letter of the alphabet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"... see their hopes of fruit bud by mischievous spring frosta. with and lines) to express every letter of the alphabet are probably known to every telegraph ..."

2. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"L. The twelfth letter of the alphabet. ¡ As a Roman numeral it stands for 50. In j the English money the small I ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In Greek, where 2 is the twentieth letter of the alphabet, or, if the merely numerical rand 9 are excluded, the eighteenth, another form £ or Ч according to ..."

4. Ancient Times, a History of the Early World: An Introduction to the Study of by James Henry Breasted (1916)
"1111 them names first letter of the alphabet ox, because the Phoenician word for ox, that is, aleph, began with the first letter. The second letter of the ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In 1774, Lesage of Geneva constructed an electric telegraph system which employed in its operation 24 line wires, one for each letter of the alphabet. ..."

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