ˈeks-ˌhīt How to pronounce x-height (audio)
 nonstandard  -ˌhītth
: the height of a lowercase x used to represent the height of the main body of a lowercase letter

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of x-height was circa 1945

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Cite this Entry

“X-height.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/x-height. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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