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English

letters (1)
a letter (2)

Etymology

Middle English < Old French lettre < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] littera (letter of the alphabet; epistle) < Etruscan.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
letter

Plural
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  1. A symbol in an alphabet.
    There are 26 letters in the English alphabet.
  2. A written message. See also note.
    I wrote a letter to my sister about my life.
  3. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A size of paper, 8½ in × 11 in (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm, US paper sizes rounded to the nearest 5 mm)
  4. (Canada, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A size of paper, 215 mm × 280 mm

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Verb

Infinitive
to letter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to letter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to print, inscribe, or paint letters on something.

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Pronunciation

Noun

letter f. (plural letters or letteren, diminutive lettertje)

  1. letter (letter of the alphabet)

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Swedish

Noun

letter

  1. indefinite plural form of lett.

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