Majuscule



[muh-juhs-kyool, maj-uh-skyool] /məˈdʒʌs kyul, ˈmædʒ əˌskyul/

adjective
1.
(of letters) capital.
2.
large, as either capital or uncial letters.
3.
written in such letters (opposed to ).
noun
4.
a majuscule letter.
/ˈmædʒəˌskjuːl/
noun
1.
a large letter, either capital or uncial, used in printing or writing
adjective
2.
relating to, printed, or written in such letters Compare minuscule

18c. (adj)., 1825 (n.), from French majuscule (16c.), from Latin maiuscula (littera), fem. of maiusculus “somewhat larger, somewhat greater,” diminutive of maior (see major (adj.)).

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