capital letter


noun

a letter of the alphabet that usually differs from its corresponding lowercase letter in form and height, as A, B, Q, and R as distinguished from a, b, q, and r: used as the initial letter of a proper name, the first word of a sentence, etc.

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Example sentences from the Web for capital letter

  • If the capital-letter be retained where a prefix is put to a proper name, the hyphen is obviously necessary.

    "Stops"|Paul Allardyce