small capital



1770 small + capitals


small capital pl (plural only)

  1. (typography) Synonym of small caps.
    • 2006, Renaat Declerck, Susan Reed, Bert Cappelle, The Grammar of the English Verb Phrase, vol. 1, The Grammar of the English Tense System, →ISBN, page 6:
      Small capitals in an example identify the word receiving the nuclear accent of the clause, or (in most cases) an extra heavy contrastive accent.
      [“Bill was the one who wrote this note.” — “No.] Pete wrote it.”