follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

Braille

[breyl] /breɪl/
noun
1.
Louis
[loo-is,, loo-ee;; French lwee] /ˈlu ɪs,, ˈlu i;; French lwi/ (Show IPA),
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
1850-1855
1850-55
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for louie braille

Braille1

/breɪl/
noun
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.
any writing produced by this method Compare Moon
verb
3.
(transitive) to print or write using this method

Braille2

/French braj/
noun
1.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for louie braille
Braille
1853, from Louis Braille (1809-1852), Fr. musician and teacher, blind from age 3, who devised it c.1830.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
louie braille in Culture

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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for Braille

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for louie

5
7
Scrabble Words With Friends