[ duhb-uh l-yoo ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˌyu /
the letter w.
If “W” Is Double U, Why Is It Made Of Two Vs?The 23rd letter of the English alphabet is a bit of a wonder. The humble “w” is the only letter of the alphabet with a three-syllable name. It is also the only letter with a name that does not indicate its phonetic use. The complications of “w” are doublefold because of its name, ‘double u’ and its shape, ‘double v’. What’s going on here? In English, …
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Origin of double-u
First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for double-u
His efforts to vault lingually over the first “double-u” excited much mirth.Joan of Arc of the North Woods|Holman Day