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Braille

Line breaks: Braille
Pronunciation: /breɪl
 
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Definition of Braille in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of written language for blind people, in which characters are represented by patterns of raised dots that are felt with the fingertips: she taught herself Braille all the plants are labelled in Braille [as modifier]: Braille medicine labels
More example sentences
  • Both of the references to language, in Braille and phonetic code, are veiled in such a way that language doesn't become the vehicle through which you arrive at a certain set of information.
  • Since the process of printing pictures in Braille involves heating special paper is required.
  • The signage (including pictogram, Braille and raised character) depicts parents, a child and a wheelchair.

verb (Brailles, Brailling, Brailled)

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Print or transcribe in Braille: a select list of new books have been Brailled and added to stock
More example sentences
  • The software is installed in a Braille Lite-a small, portable Braille note taker that is equipped with synthetic speech and a refreshable Brailled display.
  • Audio textbooks can be produced much faster and cheaper than Brailled books, and can be used by students with varying print disabilities.
  • My visually impaired junior assistant helped the group get started on Brailling the alphabet.

Origin

mid 19th century: from the name of Louis Braille (see Braille, Louis).

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