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Meaning of “letter” - Learner’s Dictionary

letter

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈletər/
MESSAGE A1 a written message that you send to someone, usually by post: I got a letter from Paul this morning.Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationery
SYMBOL A2 a symbol that is used in written language and that represents a sound in that language: the letter K →  See also covering letter Letters of alphabetsLettering and alphabets
Translations of “letter”
in Arabic رِسالة, حَرْف…
in Korean 편지, 글자…
in Malaysian huruf, surat…
in French lettre…
in Turkish mektup, harf…
in Italian lettera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 資訊, 信,信件…
in Russian письмо, буква…
in Polish list, litera…
in Vietnamese chữ cái, thư…
in Spanish letra, carta…
in Portuguese carta, letra…
in Thai ตัวอักษร, จดหมาย…
in German der Buchstabe, der Brief…
in Catalan carta, lletra…
in Japanese 手紙, 文字…
in Indonesian huruf, surat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信息, 信,信件…
(Definition of letter from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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