alphabet block


Definition of alphabet block

: a cubical block of wood, plastic, or other material having letters of the alphabet on some of the sides, a set which constitutes a toy for young children

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of alphabet block

1842, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about alphabet block

Share alphabet block

Statistics for alphabet block

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for alphabet block

The first known use of alphabet block was in 1842

See more words from the same year

Comments on alphabet block

What made you want to look up alphabet block? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the way words of a language are spelled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Green Quiz

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!