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Definitions of Q

  1. the seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, has but one sound (that of k), and is always followed by u, the two letters together being sounded like kw, except in some words in which the u is silent. See Guide to Pronunciation, 249. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Seventeenth letter of the alphabet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. Is the seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, and with the vowel u, by which it is always followed, has the sound of kw or k simply, but it never terminates a word. As a numeral it stands for 500, and with a dash over it for 500,000. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. The seventeenth letter in the English alphabet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for Q

  1. Sometimes their voices go 'way up in Q and sometimes 'way down suller. – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  2. Q Would he have fought for a purse of forty thousand dollars? – Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye