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Capital letter   /kˈæpətəl lˈɛtər/   Listen
Capital letter

noun
1.
One of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis.  Synonyms: capital, majuscule, upper-case letter, uppercase.






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... most were the poets, good and bad, like Gray and Collins and Young, and their contemporaries, who personified nearly everything from Contemplation to Indigestion, through the whole range of the Vices, Virtues, Passions, Propensities, Attributes, and Qualities, and gave them each a dignified capital letter to wear. She said he used to come roaring to her with the passages in which these personifications flourished, and read them off with mock admiration, and then shriek and sputter with laughter. You know the way he had when a thing pleased him, especially ...
— Questionable Shapes • William Dean Howells



Words linked to "Capital letter" :   small capital, lowercase, grapheme, character, graphic symbol, upper-case letter, small cap, uppercase



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