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Adjective: majuscule  mu'jús-kyool or 'ma-ju,skyool
  1. Of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries
     
  2. Uppercase
    "many medieval manuscripts are in majuscule script";
    - capital, great
Noun: majuscule  mu'jús-kyool or 'ma-ju,skyool
  1. One of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
    "printers once kept the type for majuscules and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters";
    - capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter

Derived forms: majuscules

See also: majuscular, uppercase

Type of: character, grapheme, graphic symbol

Antonym: minuscule

Encyclopedia: Majuscule