small capital

noun

Definition of small capital

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

called also small cap

First Known Use of small capital

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of small capital was in 1755

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“Small capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/small%20capital. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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