In the first year of school, pupils are taught to recite the alphabet.
A writing system in which letters represent phonemes. (Contrast e.g. logography, a writing system in which each character represents a word, and syllabary, in which each character represents a syllable.)
The letters of a language, arranged in a traditional order.
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Middle English alphabetefrom Latin alphabētumfrom Greek alphabētosalphaalphaalphabētabetabeta
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Late Latin alphabētum, from Ancient Greek ἀλφάβητος (alphabētos), from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, ἄλφα (alpha) (Α,α) and βῆτα (bēta) (Β,β), from Phoenicianaleph and beth (“house”), so called because they were pictograms of those objects.
Alphabet Sentence Examples
Soon after the dialect had reached its latest form, the Latin alphabet was adopted.
She taught the young people the alphabet, and several of them learned to talk with her.
In Greek, where I is the twentieth letter of the alphabet, or, if the merely numerical and p are excluded, the eighteenth, another form 1 or S according to the direction of the writing is also widespread.
She has learned that EVERYTHING HAS A NAME, AND THAT THE MANUAL ALPHABET IS THE KEY TO EVERYTHING SHE WANTS TO KNOW.
By some it has been argued from this fact that the Malays possessed no kind of writing prior to the introduction of the Arabic alphabet (W.