from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A diacritical mark ( ~ ) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate the palatal nasal sound (ny), as in cañon, or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization, as in lã, pão.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The grapheme of character ~.
- n. A key found on some types of keyboards.
- n. The character used to represent negation, usually ~ or ¬.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The accentual mark placed over n, and sometimes over l, in Spanish words [thus, ñ, �], indicating that, in pronunciation, the sound of the following vowel is to be preceded by that of the initial, or consonantal, y.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A diacritic mark (˜) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate that it is sounded as a palatal n, or very nearly like n followed by y, as in señor, pronounced sã˙nyôr′ , cañon, pronounced känyôn′ , and hence in English written canyon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
Spanish, alteration of obsolete Catalan title, from Latin titulus, superscription.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish tilde, from Latin titulus ("superscript"). (Wiktionary)