[ til-duh ]
/ ˈtɪl də /


a diacritic (~) placed over an n, as in Spanish mañana, to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel, as in Portuquese são, to indicate nasalization.
Mathematics. a symbol (∼) indicating equivalency or similarity between two values.
Logic. a similar symbol indicating negation.

Words nearby tilde

Origin of tilde

1860–65; < Spanish < Latin titulus superscription. See title
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British Dictionary definitions for tilde

/ (ˈtɪldə) /


the diacritical mark (~) placed over a letter to indicate a palatal nasal consonant, as in Spanish señor. This symbol is also used in the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent any nasalized vowel

Word Origin for tilde

C19: from Spanish, from Latin titulus title, superscription
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