A letter of an alphabet.
All of the letters and letter combinations that represent a phoneme, as f, ph, and gh for the phoneme /f/.
(linguis.) A class consisting of all the allographs representing a given unit of a writing system, or all those representing a given phoneme.
Origin of grapheme
- graph –eme
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek γράφω (graphō, “write”) + -eme.