Definition of drop capital in English:

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drop capital

(also drop initial)


A large capital letter at the beginning of a section of text, occupying more than the depth of one line.
Example sentences
  • Just in case you haven't already guessed yet, all I did was to replace the first letter in my opening paragraph, with a drop capital image.
  • Online, the drop capital looks just as good on web pages as it does in print.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: drop cap|ital

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