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CEDILLA

CEDILLA. A DIACRITIC used in French under the letter c to indicate a soft pronunciation (/s/ not /k/): Académie française, façade. This use may or may not be carried over into English in a borrowed word: for example, both façade and facade occur. The cedilla is also used in Portuguese, Romanian, and Turkish.

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cedilla

ce·dil·la / səˈdilə/ • n. a mark ( ¸ ) written under the letter c, esp. in French, to show that it is pronounced like an s rather than a k (e.g., façade). ∎  a similar mark under s in Turkish and other oriental languages.

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cedilla

cedilla the mark, written under c. XVI. — Sp. cedilla, now zedilla, dim. of zeda letter z.

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cedilla

cedillaAdela, bailer, bailor, baler, Benguela, bewailer, derailleur, hailer, inhaler, jailer, loudhailer, mailer, nailer, railer, retailer, sailer, sailor, scaler, Scheele, shillelagh, tailor, Taylor, trailer, Venezuela, wailer, whaler •fabler • Daimler • blackmailer •abseiler • wassailer • boardsailor •wholesaler •appealer, candela, Coahuila, concealer, dealer, feeler, healer, Keeler, kneeler, Leila, peeler, Philomela, reeler, revealer, Schiele, sealer, sheila, Shelagh, spieler, squealer, stealer, tequila, velar, Vila, wheeler, wheeler-dealer •enfant terrible •Anguilla, Aquila, Attila, Camilla, cedilla, chiller, chinchilla, driller, Drusilla, fibrillar, filler, flotilla, fulfiller, Godzilla, gorilla, griller, guerrilla, killer, Manila, manilla, mantilla, miller, pillar, Priscilla, sapodilla, sarsaparilla, Schiller, scilla, scintilla, spiller, swiller, thriller, tiller, vanilla, vexilla, villa, Willa, willer, zorilla •kiblah • fiddler •kindler, swindler •sniffler • sigla • stickler •sprinkler, twinkler, winkler •Himmler, Simla •crippler •Hitler, Littler, Mitla •grizzler • Polyfilla • drosophila •downhiller • Angela • painkiller •weedkiller • ladykiller • Pamela •similar, verisimilar •propyla • caterpillar • canceller •councillor (US councilor), counsellor (US counselor)

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