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The letter b

Etymology

Approximate form of upper case B when the loop was dropped to form lower case b

Modification of capital letter B by dropping its upper loop, from Greek letter Β (B), Beta).

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. Lower case form of B. The second lower case letter of the classical Latin alphabet and most variations thereof, including the English alphabet.

Usage notes

The letter b is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent the bilabial plosive or stop, usually voiced (IPA: /b/), including Cyrillic б (b), be), Zhuyin fuhao , and Korean jamo  (b), bieup).

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English

Letter

b (lower case, upper case B)

  1. Lower case form of B. The letter bee, the second letter of the English alphabet, usually representing the voiced bilabial plosive (IPA: /b/).

Usage notes

In Modern English, the letter b is silent in several words, including climb, and debt.

See also

  • Previous English letter: a
  • Next English letter: c

Romanian

Pronunciation

Letter

b (lowercase, capital B)[[Category:Template:lang:ro letters|b]]

  1. The fourth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /b/. Preceded by â and followed by c.

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