capital letter


capital letter

noun

  1. a letter of the alphabet that usually differs from its corresponding lowercase letter in form and height, as A, B, Q, and R as distinguished from a, b, q, and r: used as the initial letter of a proper name, the first word of a sentence, etc.
n.

late 14c.; see capital (adj.). So called because it is at the “head” of a sentence or word.

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