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Definition of letter

What is the definition of "letter"?
  • let•ternoun
  • 1. A written symbol or character representing a speech sound and being a component of an alphabet.
    2. A written symbol or character used in the graphemic representation of a word, such as the h in Thames. See Note at Thames.
    3. A written or printed communication directed to a person or organization.
    4. A certified document granting rights to its bearer. Often used in the plural.
    5. Literal meaning: had to adhere to the letter of the law.


Use "letter" in a sentence
  • "But in sharply-worded letter written this week, Senate Homeland Security Committee chairs Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) say the “letter of assurance” did no such thing."

    "Cos I got Jillehpie's letter fine and Sophiepie's is lost somewhere. * calls out to letter* meh. * stamps feet* I WANT SOPHS LETTER!!"

    "The second letter has a date line, personal signature and initials of dictator and stenographer -- little touches that add to the personality of the letter_"

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