Definition of alphabet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈælfəbet//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈælfəbet//
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a set of letters or symbols in a fixed order used for writing a language Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. How many letters are there in the Greek alphabet? Wordfinderaccent, alphabet, dialect, grammar, language, literacy, literature, pronunciation, translate, word Word Originearly 16th cent.: from late Latin alphabetum, from Greek alpha, bēta, the first two letters of the Greek alphabet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: alphabet