- Louis [loo-is, loo-ee; French lwee] /ˈlu ɪs, ˈlu i; French lwi/, 1809–52, French teacher of the blind.
- a system of writing or printing, devised by L. Braille for use by the blind, in which combinations of tangible dots or points are used to represent letters, characters, etc., that are read by touch.
- to write or transliterate in Braille characters.
Origin of Braille
Examples from the Web for braille
If our interview were in person, she would ask me to type out questions on a braille display.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That
November 5, 2014
Kandynce went to Braille school so she could keep up her passion for reading, history in particular.Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism
May 14, 2014
According to the American Foundation for the Blind, Dufau eventually relented and the Braille code spread throughout the world.History's Greatest Book Burners
September 7, 2010
Braille and typewriting were taken up as a matter of course.
For a while, indeed, I had to copy my Latin in braille, so that I could recite with the other girls.Story of My Life
He could write Braille, with a punch and a Braille slate,--yes, indeed!The Happy Venture
Edith Ballinger Price
After the reading of Braille has been mastered, writing it, an even more difficult operation, is taken up.
He learned me the deaf alphabet, and how to read in the Braille book, and it's not so bad now.Workhouse Characters
Margaret Wynne Nevinson
- a system of writing for the blind consisting of raised dots that can be interpreted by touch, each dot or group of dots representing a letter, numeral, or punctuation mark
- any writing produced by this methodCompare Moon
- (tr) to print or write using this method
- Louis (lwi). 1809–52, French inventor, musician, and teacher of the blind, who himself was blind from the age of three and who devised the Braille system of raised writing
Word Origin and History for braille
1853, from Louis Braille (1809-1852), French musician and teacher, blind from age 3, who devised it c.1830.
A system of writing and printing for the blind in which arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numbers can be identified by touch.