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Letter of the alphabet   /lˈɛtər əv ðə ˈælfəbˌɛt/   Listen
Letter of the alphabet

The conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech.  Synonyms: alphabetic character, letter.

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"Letter of the alphabet" Quotes from Famous Books

... comparison of the human with the animal kingdom, Professor Mueller remarks that, 'no one can doubt that certain animals possess all the physical acquirements for articulate speech. There is no letter of the alphabet which a parrot will not learn to pronounce. The fact, therefore, that the parrot is without a language of his own, must be explained by a difference between the mental, not between the physical ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... a time, there was a master and there was a maid. We will call the master by the first letter of the alphabet—Mr. A. And we will call the maid by the ...
— Heart and Science - A Story of the Present Time • Wilkie Collins

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