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letter of the alphabet


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech


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  • The ninth letter of the alphabet refers to nine hours subtracted from Greenwich Mean Time, England, hence the minus-nine time.


  • In the first, second, and fourth elegies each verse begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the letters following in order, as the first verse begins with Aleph, the second with Beth, etc.; in the third elegy every fourth verse begins with a letter of the alphabet in due order.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • In Lam., iii, each successive letter of the alphabet begins three lines, so that the chapter consists of sixty-six lines in which each letter of the alphabet occurs three times as the initial of the line.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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