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block letters

noun

Definition of block letters

chiefly US

  1. :  capital letters <The message was written in block letters.>



Word by Word Definitions

blockplay
  1. :  a compact usually solid piece of substantial material especially when worked or altered to serve a particular purpose: as

    :  the piece of wood on which the neck of a person condemned to be beheaded is laid for execution

    :  a mold or form on which articles are shaped or displayed

  1. :  to make unsuitable for passage or progress by obstruction

    :  blockade

    :  to hinder the passage, progress, or accomplishment of by or as if by interposing an obstruction

letterplay letters
  1. :  a symbol usually written or printed representing a speech sound and constituting a unit of an alphabet

    :  a direct or personal written or printed message addressed to a person or organization

    :  literature, belles lettres

  1. :  to set down in letters :  print

    :  to mark with letters

    :  to win an athletic letter

  1. :  one that rents or leases


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