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Definitions and Synonyms of majuscule | Another word for majuscule | What is majuscule?

Definition 1: one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where majuscule or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters

Synonyms for majuscule in the sense of this definition

(majuscule is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

(... is a kind of majuscule ) a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters

Definition 2: of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries - [adjective denoting all]

(majuscule is similar to ...) of the nature of a majuscule or written in majuscules

(means also ...) relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

"uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"

Definition 3: uppercase - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where majuscule or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • capital A
  • great A
  • many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script

Synonyms for majuscule in the sense of this definition

(majuscule is similar to ...) relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case

"uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"

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