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cedilla

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noun ce·dil·la \si-ˈdi-lə\

Simple Definition of cedilla

  • : a mark ¸ placed under the letter c (as in façade ) to show that it is pronounced like s and not k

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cedilla

  1. :  the diacritical mark ¸ placed under a letter (as ç in French) to indicate an alteration or modification of its usual phonetic value (as in the French word façade)

Origin of cedilla

Spanish, the obsolete letter ç (actually a medieval form of the letter z), cedilla, from diminutive of ceda, zeda the letter z, from Late Latin zeta — more at zed


First Known Use: 1599


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