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Translingual

Letter

q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

See also

  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter Q):  Ɋɋ  ʠ  Qq  ȹ
  • With hook: ʠ

Pronunciation

Symbol

q

  1. (IPA) voiceless uvular plosive.
  2. (physics) electrical charge
  3. (physics) heat
  4. (fluid dynamics) dynamic pressure

Synonyms

  • (electrical charge): Q
  • (heat): Q

Gallery

See also

Other representations of Q:


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kjuː/
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophones: cue, queue

Etymology 1

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q, plural q's)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.
Usage notes

The name of this letter is spelled cue or formerly cu.

See also
  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Number

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The ordinal number seventeenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

Noun

q

  1. (sports) conditional qualification
  2. question
Related terms
  • Q
  • DNQ, DNS, DNF, DSQ, DQ

Etymology 3

From Latin quaque (every).

Determiner

q

  1. (medicine) Each, every.

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ɡ/

Letter

q lower case (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -y
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ky/

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r

Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords qu is replaced with kv.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

French

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ky/
  • Rhymes: -y

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Noun

q m (plural q)

  1. Abbreviation of quintal.

See also

  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r

Further reading

  • “q” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Gothic

Romanization

q

  1. Romanization of 𐌵

Greenlandic

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /q/

Letter

q

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Greenlandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v

Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation, always found before the letter U) IPA(key): /kw/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /kwe/

Letter

q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Italian

Noun

q m or f (invariable)

  1. lowercase form of Q

Latin

Letter

q

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.

Abbreviation

q

  1. Quintus

Malay

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Maltese

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ʔ/ (standard)
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /q/ (dialectal, now especially among the elderly)

Letter

q (upper case Q)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) ittra; A a, B b, Ċ ċ, D d, E e, F f, Ġ ġ, G g, Għ għ, H h, Ħ ħ, I i, Ie ie, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Ż ż, Z z

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kʉː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k/
  • Homophone: ku

Letter

q

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Rare in written Norwegian, only used in a limited number of loanwords.

Portuguese

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Etymology 2

Pronoun

q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que (that).
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of quê (what).

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ku/

Etymology 1

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

Pronoun

q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que (that).
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of qué (what).

Zulu

Letter

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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