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Borrowed from French majuscule, from Latin maiusculus.

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majuscule (countable and uncountable, plural majuscules)

  1. (countable) A capital letter, especially one used in ancient manuscripts.
  2. (uncountable) Capital letters.
    • 1951, Arthur Calder-Marshall, The Magic of My Youth, R. Hart-Davis, page 111:
      Up to this point, Loveday appeared to be an exceptionally typical undergraduate, in that he wrote in majuscule what his fellows scribbled in lower case.
    • 1972, Wiener Studien, H. Böhlaus, →ISBN, page 89:
      But it is far from impossible that a scribe writing in minuscule should choose majuscule for a correction at this point: for example, if he had written u for n the only way to avoid all misunderstanding might be to indicate the correction with a capital letter.
    • 1975, Aubrey Diller, The Textual Tradition of Strabo’s Geography: With Appendix, the Manuscripts of Eustathius’ Commentary on Dionysius Periegetes, A. M. Hakkert, →ISBN, page 47:
      Many of these strips are palimpsest and bear earlier writing in majuscule and old minuscule.

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Etymology Edit

Ellipsis of lettre majuscule.

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  • IPA(key): /ma.ʒys.kyl/
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Noun Edit

majuscule f (plural majuscules)

  1. capital letter (uppercase letter)
    Antonym: minuscule

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  1. vocative masculine singular of majusculus