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small letter

a lower-case letter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Examples from the Web for small letter
Historical Examples
  • The first word of an indirect quotation should begin with a small letter.

    Plain English

    Marian Wharton
  • So I may call myself a christian, though I spell it with a small letter.

  • On each leaf stood a row of capital letters, every one having a small letter by its side.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • The more man spells Law with a capital letter the more he spells himself with a small letter.

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert
  • Such a small letter would have been such a huge comfort and would have made the dream seem less far away.

    Robin Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Proper nouns begin with a capital letter; common nouns usually begin with a small letter.

  • If a title selected may be applied to two or more persons use the small letter, not the capital.

    The Magazine Style-Code Leigh H. Irvine
  • Not a small letter—if it was a letter—but one of very large size, thick, looking not unlike a government despatch.

    Verner's Pride Mrs. Henry Wood
  • And yet when the postman comes to take the letters, it is only one small letter that he carries away.

    Doctor Cupid Rhoda Broughton
  • The noun of nationality may begin with a capital or a small letter.

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