Cedilla Definition

sĭ-dĭlə
noun
A hooklike mark put under c, as in some French words, to indicate that it is to be sounded as the voiceless palatal fricative (s), as in façade.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Cedilla

Noun

Singular:
cedilla
Plural:
cedillas

Origin of Cedilla

  • Obsolete Spanish diminutive of ceda the letter z (so called because a small z was formerly written after a c, and later below it, to indicate that the normal hard c was to be pronounced as a sibilant, like s or z) from Late Latin zēta zeta from Greek zeta

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish cedilla, from older zedilla (“little zed”)

    From Wiktionary

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