[ muh-juhs-kyool, maj-uh-skyool ]
/ məˈdʒʌs kyul, ˈmædʒ əˌskyul /
(of letters) capital.
large, as either capital or uncial letters.
written in such letters (opposed to minuscule).
a majuscule letter.
Origin of majuscule
Related formsma·jus·cu·lar, adjective
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Examples from the Web for majuscule
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|Sidney Farnsworth
It is written throughout in majuscule Roman capitals, which, although MM.The History, Theory, and Practice of Illuminating|M. Digby Wyatt
British Dictionary definitions for majuscule
/ (ˈmædʒəˌskjuːl) /
a large letter, either capital or uncial, used in printing or writing
relating to, printed, or written in such lettersCompare minuscule
Derived Formsmajuscular (məˈdʒʌskjʊlə), adjective
Word Origin for majuscule
C18: via French from Latin mājusculus, diminutive of mājor bigger, major
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