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    majuscule

    majuscule - Dictionary definition and meaning for word majuscule

    Definition
    (noun) one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
    Example Sentence
    • printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters
    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries Definition
    (adj) uppercase
    Synonyms : capital , great
    Example Sentence
    • capital A
    • great A
    • many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script
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