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1 letter /ˈlɛtɚ/ noun
plural letters
1 letter
/ˈlɛtɚ/
noun
plural letters
Learner's definition of LETTER
[count] : any one of the marks that are symbols for speech sounds in written language and that form an alphabet
[count] : a written or printed message to someone
see picture at mail; see also chain letter, cover letter, dead letter, form letter, newsletter, open letter, poison-pen letter
letters [plural] formal : literature see also man of letters
[singular] : the exact meaning of something (such as a law) that is stated in writing
[count] US : a large cloth letter that is the first letter of a school's name, that is awarded to a student for playing on a sports team, and that can be sewn onto a sweater or jacket

by letter

: by sending and receiving letters

to the letter

2 letter /ˈlɛtɚ/ verb
letters; lettered; lettering
2 letter
/ˈlɛtɚ/
verb
letters; lettered; lettering
Learner's definition of LETTER
[+ object] : to write or print letters on (something) : to mark (something) with letters usually used as (be) lettered
often used in combination
[no object] US : to earn a school letter for playing on a sports team usually + in
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