[ dih-sen-der ]
/ dɪˈsɛn dər /
a person or thing that descends.
- the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the body.
- a letter having such a part, as p, q, j, or y.
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British Dictionary definitions for descender
/ (dɪˈsɛndə) /
a person or thing that descends
printing the portion of a letter, such as j, p, or y, below the level of the base of an x or n
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