special character


: a symbol used in writing, typing, etc., that represents something other than a letter or number

Examples of special character in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some have special character themes, like Maurice's Sweet Treats, which serves European pastries, while others are quite classy and need reservations like Napa Rose. Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout! offers six different experiences. Megan Dubois, Travel + Leisure, 21 Aug. 2023 This method accentuates the grape’s juicy aromas and gives it a special character. Per and Britt Karlsson, Forbes, 17 July 2023 But when a film boasts a subversive protagonist full of fiery, offbeat, punk-rock LGBTQ+ energy in a family film with a unique pro-trans message, a special character like Nimona is every inch worth fighting for. Rendy Jones, Rolling Stone, 3 July 2023 But even adding a special character or alphanumeric combination can only add so much protection from bad actors. Jennifer Korn, CNN, 3 May 2023

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“Special character.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20character. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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