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Braille

Braille

 
pronunciation:
breIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: (often l.c.) a writing and printing system for blind persons, in which raised dots are grouped into different patterns to represent characters, which are read by touch.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: Brailled, Brailles, Brailling
definition: (often l.c.) to write or print using Braille characters.
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In 1829, Louis Braille, who was blind, invented a system of letters that could be read by the sense of touch.
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