Definition of versal in English:

versal

Syllabification: ver·sal
Pronunciation: /ˈvərsəl
 
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adjective

  • Of or relating to a style of ornate capital letter used to start a verse, paragraph, etc., in a manuscript, typically built up by inking between pen strokes and with long, rather flat serifs.

noun

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  • A versal letter.
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    • Come see how she has rendered these vibrant contemporary versals, and welcome her to our Guild.
    • Use versals in the beginning of a sentence, use punctuation, and commas where appropriate.
    • Many of the versals are made with a quill pen and red and blue ink instead of a brush.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin vers- 'turned' + -al, influenced by verse.

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