Meaning of cedilla

ce•dil•la

Pronunciation: (si-dil'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a mark (¸) placed under a consonant letter, as under c in French, in Portuguese, and formerly in Spanish, to indicate that it is pronounced (s), under c and s in Turkish to indicate that they are pronounced, respectively, (ch) and (sh), or under t and s in Rumanian to indicate that they are pronounced, respectively, (ts) and (sh).
  2. this mark used as a diacritic of arbitrary value in transliteration of words from non-Roman into Roman alphabetic characters.
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