louie braille

Braille

[breyl]
noun
1.
Louis [loo-is, loo-ee; French lwee] , 1809–52, French teacher of the blind.
2.
a system of writing or printing, devised by L. Braille for use by the blind, in which combinations of tangible dots or points are used to represent letters, characters, etc., that are read by touch.
verb (used with object), Brailled, Brailling.
3.
to write or transliterate in Braille characters.
Also, braille (for defs 2, 3).


Origin:
1850–55

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Braille1 (breɪl)
 
n
1.  a system of writing for the blind consisting of raised dots that can be interpreted by touch, each dot or group of dots representing a letter, numeral, or punctuation mark
2.  Compare Moon any writing produced by this method
 
vb
3.  (tr) to print or write using this method

Braille2 (French braj)
 
n
Louis (lwi). 1809--52, French inventor, musician, and teacher of the blind, who himself was blind from the age of three and who devised the Braille system of raised writing

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Braille
1853, from Louis Braille (1809-1852), Fr. musician and teacher, blind from age 3, who devised it c.1830.
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Braille definition


A system of writing and printing for the blind in which arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numbers can be identified by touch.

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