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
recite the alphabet
A book containing samples of lettering (now rare).
A poem that has each verse or line beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.
An alphabet poem set to music.
Incomprehensible or confusing language, typically containing many abbreviations or symbols
= manual alphabet.
An organization or agency known chiefly by its initials.
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.
A humorous (sometimes illustrated) presentation of the alphabet, typically making use of rhyme or wordplay.
A form of sign language using the fingers to spell out words
The alphabet used to write ancient and modern Greek
A set of sign-language symbols used in fingerspelling, in which different finger configurations correspond to letters of the alphabet
The set of signals or symbols used to represent letters in Morse code.
= alphabet agency.
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
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