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alphabet US English

A set of letters or symbols in a fixed order, used to represent the basic sounds of a language; in particular, the set of letters from A to Z

alphabet US Thesaurus

recite the alphabet

alphabet soup US English

Incomprehensible or confusing language, typically containing many abbreviations or symbols

finger alphabet US English

A form of sign language using the fingers to spell out words

manual alphabet US English

A set of sign-language symbols used in fingerspelling, in which different finger configurations correspond to letters of the alphabet

initial teaching alphabet US English

A 44-letter phonetic alphabet used to help those beginning to read and write English. It was used in many British primary schools in the 1960s but is now rarely seen

International Phonetic Alphabet US English

An internationally recognized set of phonetic symbols developed in the late 19th century, based on the principle of strict one-to-one correspondence between sounds and symbols