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let·ter

letter

 
 
pronunciation:
le tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a written mark that stands for a speech sound; specific character of an alphabet.
"A" and "Z" are the first and last letters of our alphabet.
 
similar words:
character, symbol
definition 2: a written message, usually sent through the mail.
My parents sent me a special letter on my birthday.
 
similar words:
communication, dispatch, message, note
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: lettered, lettering, letters
definition: to draw, copy, or write with letters.
She carefully lettered her name on the drawing.
similar words:
initial, inscribe, mark, sign, stencil, write
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