Visual Dictionary Online


Powered by

shape of charactersclick to hear

In printing, uppercase characters, small capitals and lowercase characters can be straight (roman) or slanted (italic).
shape of characters italic lowercase small capital uppercase

italic click to hear

Type style with characters slanting to the right; it is used mostly to identify titles, quotations and foreign words.

lowercase click to hear

Smaller version of a letter that is generally used for most text wherever a capital letter is not required.

small capital click to hear

Capital letter that is the same height as a lowercase letter and is used mainly to write symbols.

uppercase click to hear

Capital letter used mostly at the beginning of a sentence and for proper names.