braille

See also: Braille and braillé

EnglishEdit

 
ATM keypad with braille

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French braille, named after French educator Louis Braille (1809–1852).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

braille (countable and uncountable, plural brailles)

  1. A system of writing in which letters and some combinations of letters are represented by raised dots arranged in three rows of two dots each and are read by the blind and partially sighted using the fingertips.
    • 1963, S. C. Ashcroft; Freda Henderson, Programmed Instruction in Braille, Stanwix House, →ISBN, page 6:
      Another difficulty which causes literature in braille to remain scarce is the cumbersomeness of the process of producing braille books.

Usage notesEdit

The Braille Authority of North America recommends using lower-case braille for the script, and reserve capital Braille for the man. However, the script is commonly capitalized as well. In British English, the capitalised form Braille should always be used.

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VerbEdit

braille (third-person singular simple present brailles, present participle brailling, simple past and past participle brailled)

  1. To write in, or convert into, the braille writing system.
    I played back my recorded notes and brailled them.

AdjectiveEdit

braille (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to or written in braille.

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DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French braille.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbraːi̯ə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Brail‧le

NounEdit

braille n (uncountable)

  1. braille

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Named after French educator Louis Braille (1809–1852).

NounEdit

braille m (plural brailles)

  1. braille
    • 2004, “Catalogue”, in Bâtards Sensibles, performed by TTC:
      Tu nous sens venir / Ou tu veux qu'on te parle en braille ?
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

braille

  1. first-person singular present indicative of brailler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of brailler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of brailler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of brailler
  5. second-person singular imperative of brailler

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English braille.

NounEdit

braille m (genitive singular braille)

  1. braille
    Synonym: scríbhneoireacht bhraille

DeclensionEdit

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
braille bhraille mbraille
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

braille

  1. Alternative form of brayle

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

braille m (plural brailles)

  1. braille (system of writing using raised dots)

SpanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

braille m

  1. braille

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