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English

A tilde.

Etymology

From Spanish tilde, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] titulus (superscript).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tilde

Plural
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tilde ({{{1}}})
  1. (orthography): A diacritical mark placed above a letter to modify its pronunciation, such as by palatalization in Spanish words or nasalization in Portuguese words.
  2. A key found on some types of keyboards.
  3. A character resembling a curved hyphen (~). ASCII character 126. May represent approximation.

Usage notes

Commonly used for these letters: ã, õ, and ñ; Vietnamese and Guaraní use it for several other letters.

Synonyms

Translations

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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: til·de
  • IPA: /ˈtilde(ʔ)/

Noun

tilde (stem tilde-*)

  1. tilde

Synonyms


French

Noun

tilde m.

  1. tilde

Interlingua

Noun

Singular
tilde

Plural
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tilde ({{{1}}})
  1. tilde

Spanish

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] titulus (superscript).

Noun

tilde m. and f. (plural tildes) (usually feminine)

  1. tilde
  2. accent mark
  3. criticism, censure

Usage notes

In Spanish, the “tilde” refers to a diacritic in general, including the acute accent, as in á, but especially the diacritic ñ.

Synonyms

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