tilde noun definition in Punctuation topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Punctuation topic
1 the mark ( ˜ ) placed over letters in some languages and some vowels in the International Phonetic Alphabet to show how they should be pronounced, as in España, São Paulo and penchant /pɒ̃ʃɒ̃/2 (also swung dash) the mark ( ˜ ), used in this dictionary in some parts of an entry to represent the word in blue type at the top of the entry

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