- (of letters) capital.
- large, as either capital or uncial letters.
- written in such letters (opposed to minuscule).
- a majuscule letter.
Origin of majuscule
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Related Wordssign, alphabet, cap, character, minuscule, capital, type, majuscule, rune, uncial, initial
Examples from the Web for majuscule
It is written throughout in majuscule Roman capitals, which, although MM.The History, Theory, and Practice of Illuminating
M. Digby Wyatt
This style is very important, as it marks the beginning of the change from majuscule to minuscule writing.Illumination and its Development in the Present Day
- a large letter, either capital or uncial, used in printing or writing
- relating to, printed, or written in such lettersCompare minuscule
C18: via French from Latin mājusculus, diminutive of mājor bigger, major
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Word Origin and History for majuscule
18c. (adj)., 1825 (n.), from French majuscule (16c.), from Latin maiuscula (littera), fem. of maiusculus "somewhat larger, somewhat greater," diminutive of maior (see major (adj.)).
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