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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 book US English

A book containing samples of lettering (now rare).

alphabet poem US English

A poem that has each verse or line beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.

alphabet song US English

An alphabet poem set to music.

alphabet soup US English

Incomprehensible or confusing language, typically containing many abbreviations or symbols

hand alphabet US English

= manual alphabet.

alphabet agency US English

An organization or agency known chiefly by its initials.

alphabet block US English

One of a set of cubes, typically of wood, decorated with one or more letters of the alphabet (and sometimes an illustrative picture), designed as an educational toy.

comic alphabet US English

A humorous (sometimes illustrated) presentation of the alphabet, typically making use of rhyme or wordplay.

finger alphabet US English

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

Greek alphabet US English

The alphabet used to write ancient and modern Greek

manual alphabet US English

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

Morse alphabet US English

The set of signals or symbols used to represent letters in Morse code.

alphabet organization US English

= alphabet agency.

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