small capital

noun

: a letter having the form of but smaller than a capital letter (as in these words)

called also small cap

Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of small capital was in 1755

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Cite this Entry

“Small capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small%20capital. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

small capital

noun
: a letter having the form of but smaller than a capital letter (as in these words)

called also small cap

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