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K K, (k[=a]), the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Ph[oe]nician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see). Note: In many words of one syllable k is used after c, as in crack, check, deck, being necessary to exhibit a correct pronunciation in the derivatives, cracked, checked, decked, cracking; since without it, c, before the vowels e and i, would be sounded like s. Formerly, k was added to c in certain words of Latin origin, as in musick, publick, republick; but now it is omitted. Note: See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 240, 178, 179, 185.
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Mute Mute, n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute. (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral. (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak. (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak. 2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t. 3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone.

Meaning of k from wikipedia

- Kappa, from which K derives К к : Cyrillic letter Ka, also derived from Kappa K with diacritics: Ƙ ƙ Ǩ ǩ Ķ ķ Ꞣ and ꞣ were used in...
- letters and symbols: Latin/IPA ᴬ ᴭ ᴮ ᴯ ᴰ ᴱ ᴲ ᴳ ᴴ ᴵ ᴶ ᴸ ᴹ ᴺ ᴻ ᴼ ᴽ ᴾ ᴿ ᵀ ᵁ ᵂ ᵃ ᵄ ᵅ ᵆ ᵇ ᵈ ᵉ ᵊ ᵋ ᵌ ᵍ ᵐ ᵑ ᵒ ᵓ ᵖ ᵗ ᵘ ᵚ ᵛ ᵢ ᵣ ᵤ ᵥ, Gr**** ᵝ ᵞ ᵟ ᵠ ᵡ ᵦ ᵧ ᵨ ᵩ...
- denote Latvian letters with diacritical marks: for palatalized consonants Ķ ķ, Ļ ļ, Ņ ņ, Ŗ ŗ and long vowels Ā ā, Ē ē, Ū ū, Ī ī. The first Fraktur typeface...
- Circle-k, , or variant, may refer to: A "k" enclosed in a circle, see enclosed alphanumerics OK Kosher Certification, a "k" in a circle, found in kosher...
- K-On! (****anese: けいおん!, Hepburn: Keion!) is a ****anese four-panel manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. It was serialized in Houbunsha's monthly seinen...
- Enclosed Alphanumeric Supplement is a Unicode block consisting Latin alphabet characters and Arabic numerals enclosed in circles, ovals or boxes, used...
- Ķ, ķ (k-cedilla) is the 17th letter of the Latvian language. In ISO 9, Ķ is the official Latin transliteration of the cyrillic letter Қ. Omniglot - writing...
- Hyung-soo (Korean: 김형수, born December 30, 1981), better known by his stage name K.Will (Korean: 케이윌), is a South Korean singer. He debuted in 2007 and has since...
- Kenneth "K. K." Downing Jr. (born 27 October 1951) is an English musician, co-founder and former guitarist of the heavy metal band Judas Priest, and an...
- K. K. Shailaja (Malayalam: കെ. കെ ശൈലജ), po****rly known as Shailaja Teacher, is an Indian politician and current Minister of Health and Social Welfare...
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