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



BrE BrE//sɪˈdɪlə//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdɪlə//
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the mark placed under the letter c in French, Portuguese, etc. to show that it is pronounced like an s rather than a k, as in français; a similar mark under s in Turkish and some other languages Word Originlate 16th cent.: from obsolete Spanish, earlier form of zedilla, diminutive of zeda (the letter Z), from Greek zēta.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cedilla