Definition of half-uncial in English:

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half-uncial

Entry from British & World English dictionary

adjective

Denoting a style of medieval letter showing features of both uncial and cursive script.
Example sentences
  • Ancient Celtic half-uncial script is beautiful, but generally inappropriate for contemporary use.
  • Most tickets produced with half-uncial typefaces were printed in Britain by Williamsons.
  • The manuscript is written in Humanistic script, and as such imitates the half-uncial and Caroline minuscule scripts.

noun

A half-uncial letter.
Example sentences
  • Historically uncials and half-uncials mark the transition to the development of a separate minuscule alphabet.
  • The elongated Celtic characters, called ‘insular half-uncials,’ are done with a quill.
  • Uncials were used from the 4th to 9th century as script; they continued to be used later as capitals with lowercase half-uncials and with gothic lettering.
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