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General writing systems

alphabet

noun

a set of letters in a particular order that are used for writing a language

alphabetical

adjective

arranged according to the order of letters in the alphabet

alphabetise

a British spelling of alphabetize

alphabetize

verb

to put a list in alphabetical order

block capitals

noun

letters of the alphabet written in their large form, for example ‘A’ rather than ‘a’. Block capitals are often simply called capitals.

block letters

noun

block capitals

capital

noun

the large form of a letter, for example ‘A’ or ‘B’, that you use at the beginning of a sentence or name

capital

adjective

a capital letter is the large form of a letter, for example ‘A’ or ‘B’, that you use at the beginning of a sentence or name

consonant

noun

a letter of the alphabet used as a symbol for a consonant. All the letters of the English alphabet are consonants except for ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, and ‘u’, which are vowels.

initial

noun

the first letter of a word

letter

noun

a written symbol that is used to represent a sound used in speech

lettering

noun

printed or written letters of the alphabet

script

noun

a system of written letters and symbols

upper case

adjective

upper case letters of the alphabet are capital letters, for example ‘A’, ‘F’, and ‘T’

vowel

noun

one of the letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, or ‘u’, used for representing these sounds. In English, ‘y’ is sometimes considered to be a vowel. The other letters are called consonants.

alphabetically

adverb

pre-roll

a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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