Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “letter”

letter

noun [C] (SYMBOL)    /ˈlet.ər/ US  /ˈlet̬.ɚ/
A2 any of the set of symbols used to write a language, representing a sound in the language: the letter DLettering and alphabetsLetters of alphabets the letter of the law formal the exact words of the law and not its more important general meaningRules and laws
(Definition of letter noun (SYMBOL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of letter

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Rules & laws, but you might be interested in these topics from the Law and the police topic area:

Definitions of “letter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

well in (with)

to have a good relationship with someone in which they like you and from which you get an advantage

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More