alphabet Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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alphabetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæl.fə.bet/
B1 a set of ​lettersarranged in a ​fixedorder, used for writing a ​language: the ​Roman/​Cyrillic alphabet
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(Definition of alphabet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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alphabetnoun [C]

 us   /ˈæl·fəˌbet, -bɪt/
writing a set of ​lettersarranged in a ​fixedorder that is used for writing a ​language: the Cyrillic/Hebrew alphabet
alphabetical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌæl·fəˈbet̬·ɪ·kəl/
alphabetically
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌæl·fəˈbet̬·ɪk·li/
Recipes are ​arranged alphabetically by ​type of ​food.
(Definition of alphabet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “alphabet”
in Korean 알파벳…
in Arabic الأبْجَدِيّة…
in Malaysian huruf…
in French alphabet…
in Russian алфавит…
in Chinese (Traditional) 字母表…
in Italian alfabeto…
in Turkish alfabe…
in Polish alfabet…
in Spanish alfabeto…
in Vietnamese bảng chữ cái…
in Portuguese alfabeto…
in Thai ตัวอักษร…
in German das Alphabet…
in Catalan alfabet…
in Japanese アルファベット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 字母表…
in Indonesian abjad…
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