cedilla

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noun ce·dil·la \ si-ˈdi-lə \

Definition of cedilla

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


CEDILLA Defined for English Language Learners

cedilla

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Definition of cedilla for English Language Learners

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


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