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Webster

English Word:

b


Letter:


⇨Definition

is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 196,220.) It is etymologically related to p , v , f , w and m , letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in England bursar and purser; England bear and (Latin) pear; England silver and Germanic or German silber; (Latin) cubitum and (Italian) gomito; England seven, Anglo-Saxon seofon, Germanic or German sieben, (Latin) septem, (Greek) ptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from Greek B (Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B.

Note: In Music, B is the nominal of the seventh tone in the model major scale (the scale of C major ), or of the second tone in it's relative minor scale (that of A minor ). B stands for B flat, the tone a half step , or semitone, lower than B. In German, B stands for our B, while our B natural is called H (pronounced hä).



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

Modification of capital letter B by dropping its upper loop, from the Greek letter Β (B, “Beta”).


Synonyms:


Noun:

b m, f (invariable) See under B


Abbreviation:

b Alternative form of b..


Symbol:

(IPA) voiced bilabial plosive


Letter:

b lower case (upper case B) The second letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.


Reference:

b

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