x-height

noun
\ ˈeks-ˌhīt How to pronounce x-height (audio) , ÷-ˌhītth \

Definition of x-height

: the height of a lowercase x used to represent the height of the main body of a lowercase letter

First Known Use of x-height

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About x-height

Time Traveler for x-height

Time Traveler

The first known use of x-height was circa 1945

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near x-height

XF

X factor

xg

x-height

Xhosa

xi

Xi

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for x-height

Cite this Entry

“X-height.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/x-height. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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