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A mark ( ¸ ) placed beneath the letter c, as in the spelling of the French word garçon, to indicate that the letter is to be pronounced (s).
[Obsolete Spanish, diminutive of ceda, the letter z (so called because a small z was formerly written after a c, and later below it, to indicate that the normal hard c was to be pronounced as a sibilant, like s or z), from Late Latin zēta, zeta, from Greek; see zeta.]
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(Phonetics & Phonology) a character ( ¸ ) placed underneath a c before a, o, or u, esp in French, Portuguese, or Catalan, denoting that it is to be pronounced (s), not (k). The same character is used in the scripts of other languages, as in Turkish under s
[C16: from Spanish: little z, from ceda zed, from Late Latin zeta; a small z was originally written after c in Spanish, to indicate a sibilant]
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n., pl. -las.
a mark (¸) placed under a letter to indicate its pronunciation, as under c in French or Portuguese to indicate that it is pronounced (s) rather than (k), as in façade.
[1590–1600; < Sp. variant sp. of zedilla little z; so called from its original form]
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A mark placed under a letter “c” in French to show that it is pronounced as “s,” for example, “façade.”
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|Noun||1.||cedilla - a diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s|
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cedilla[sɪˈdɪlə] N → cedilla f
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cedilla[sɪˈdɪlə] n → cédille f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Cedille f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cedilla[sɪˈdɪlə] n → cediglia
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