Definition of lowercase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlōərˌkās/
(also lower case)


Small letters as opposed to capital letters (uppercase): the name may be typed in lowercase [as modifier]: lowercase letters
More example sentences
  • Of these we have given both the upper case and lower case versions of the 24 classical letters.
  • That author gave brown in lower case and Betty in upper case; and, in default of evidence to the contrary, it seems best to go along with the view that Betty is here a proper name.
  • Capital letters generally are larger than lower-case letters.


Referring originally to the lower of two cases of type positioned on an angled stand for use by a compositor (see uppercase).

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Syllabification: low·er·case

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