Definition of Tilde

1. Noun. A diacritical mark (~) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization.

Generic synonyms: Diacritic, Diacritical Mark



Definition of Tilde

1. n. The accentual mark placed over n, and sometimes over l, in Spanish words [thus, ñ, <ilde;], indicating that, in pronunciation, the sound of the following vowel is to be preceded by that of the initial, or consonantal, y.

Definition of Tilde

1. Noun. The grapheme of character ~. ¹

2. Noun. A key found on some types of keyboards. ¹

3. Noun. (logic) The character used to represent negation, usually ~ or ¬. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tilde

1. a mark placed over a letter to indicate its sound [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tilde

tikoloshes
tikus
til
til death do us part
til now
til tree
tilak
tilaka
tilaks
tilapia
tilapias
tilasite
tilawa
tilburies
tilbury
tilde (current term)
tildes
tile
tile cutter
tile roof
tile saw
tile tracking
tilebased
tiled
tilefish
tilefishes
tileless
tilelike
tilemaker
tilemakers

Literary usage of Tilde

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

1. Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden by Samuel Jones Tilden (1908)
"... TO tilde! -8M B**WAT. Sis. — I am, in <Hie sense, not a politician, and my a i« a»:e worth so ranch as those of others ; but in the :f 3eo« always ..."

2. Treatise on English Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors by John Wilson (1871)
"THE tilde [ ~ ] is an accentual mark, placed over » in Spanish to give that letter a liquid sound; as, senor, sir. If great accuracy is required, ..."

3. The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges by David Jayne Hill (1878)
"The tilde [$] is a character written above the letter n in Spanish words, to show that the letter should be sounded aa if spelled with y ..."

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