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How Do You Spell L?

Correct spelling for the English word "L" is [ˈɛl], [ˈɛl], [ˈɛ_l]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of L

  1. L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the Phoenician, and the ultimate origin prob. Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to r and u; as in pilgrim, peregrine, couch (fr. collocare), aubura (fr. LL. alburnus).

Common Misspellings for L

Below is the list of 252 misspellings for the word "l".

Usage Examples for L

  1. In fitting them up with such taste and elegance, Miss P- d and Miss S. T- l were particularly active and deserve every praise. - "The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. L. and I had almost given up all hope, and were preparing to make up our minds to a night at least in the jungle, when a cry from Bakar, who had strayed away to the left of us, attracted our attention. - "On the Equator" by Harry de Windt
  3. L. The saphena vein. - "Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
  4. L. O, said the count, still smiling. - "In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
  5. Leave out the l in my last name. - "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr." by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
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