Definition of descender in English:


Line breaks: des|cend¦er
Pronunciation: /dɪˈsɛndə


1A part of a letter that extends below the level of the base of a letter such as x (as in g and p).
More example sentences
  • There are loops on the ascenders and descenders, except for lower case ‘t’ letters and some ‘d' letters, which are straight.
  • Within each triplet set, the items were matched for rhyme and whether the initial letter was an ascender, descender, or x-height.
  • Ascenders and descenders are long to ensure their legibility.
1.1A letter having a descender.
More example sentences
  • Another aspect of the invention resides in addressing the character element rows of the character store in a partially cyclic manner such that descender letters are read-out for display in a "lowered", correctly aligned, position in a row of displayed characters.

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