Cy·​ril·​lic sə-ˈri-lik How to pronounce Cyrillic (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting an alphabet used for writing Old Church Slavic and for Russian and a number of other languages of eastern Europe and Asia

Word History


St. Cyril, reputed inventor of the Cyrillic alphabet

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cyrillic was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Cyrillic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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