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Definition of "b" [b]

  • The second letter of the modern English alphabet. (noun)
  • Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter b. (noun)
  • The second in a series. (noun)
  • Something shaped like the letter B. (noun)
  • The second best or second highest in quality or rank: a mark of B on an English theme. (noun)
  • The second letter and first consonant of the modern English alphabet (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A speech sound represented by this letter, usually a voiced bilabial stop, as in bell (noun)
  • The second in a series, esp the second highest grade in an examination (noun)

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Use "b" in a sentence
  • "The division-frame itself is closed by having two sheets of zinc run into it as shown in fig. 2, the one marked _b b b b_, and partly drawn out, being of solid sheet zinc; and _a a_, the other in the frame, of perforated zinc; _d_, being the screw-nut (like those in the bee-frames) by means of which it can be drawn out into the observation-frame, &c."
  • "Or again, he noticed that if b is the length of the side of a square, then b² represents its area, and b³ the volume of the cube with edge equal to b."
  • "Demz b speshul sunglarsis wif teh mirrer sew u cna sii hoo is following u n teh blak van…..b caerful!"