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tilde

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noun til·de \ˈtil-də\

Simple Definition of tilde

  • : a mark ⁓ used in some languages (such as Spanish and Portuguese) to show that the letter n is pronounced /nj/ or that a vowel is pronounced in a different way

Full Definition of tilde

  1. 1 :  a mark ˜ placed especially over the letter n (as in Spanish señor sir) to denote the sound \nʸ\ or over vowels (as in Portuguese irmã sister) to indicate nasality

  2. 2a :  the mark tilde used to indicate negation in logic and the geometric relation “is similar to” in mathematicsb :  the mark tilde used to indicate an approximate value

Origin of tilde

Spanish, from Medieval Latin titulus tittle


First Known Use: circa 1864

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TILDE Defined for Kids

tilde

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noun til·de \ˈtil-də\

Definition of tilde

  1. :  a mark ˜ placed especially over the letter n (as in Spanish señor) to indicate a sound that is approximately \nyə\




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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "tilde"


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