See also: small-caps
1856. Compare caps (“capitals”), 1856; small capitals, 1770.
- (typography) Capital letters shown in the same form but in small size (typically of the same size as lower-case letters).
- 2006, Nigel French, chapter 3, in InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Press, →ISBN, page 37:
- Because small caps are smaller than full size caps—slightly larger than the x-height—they are less obtrusive and do not overwhelm the upper and lower case type as full size capitals would.
- smallcap (verb)