Definition of majuscule in English:

majuscule

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Large lettering, either capital or uncial, in which all the letters are the same height:

    [as modifier] ‘Insular majuscule script’
    • ‘Upper and lower case come from typesetting (the letters were kept in two cases, majuscule letters were kept in the upper case, the others in the lower case.’
    • ‘The descriptions of the majuscule transcriptions are identical with those in the majuscule area of the site.’
    • ‘It was an angular majuscule script, often written without breaks between words or with words separated by dots.’
    • ‘A capital ‘I’ as exampled at line-initial position and with obvious intention to produce a majuscule form.’
    • ‘The majuscule letter V symbolizes a daughter of the Mother Goddess or the Mother Goddess as a virgin.’
    1. 1.1[count noun] A large letter.
      • ‘In the West, majuscules seemed to have been used for more formal writing: literary texts, Gospels, and important religious works as well as luxury manuscripts.’
      • ‘The character set was greatly expanded to include punctuation, accented characters, and many many alternates, especially for the majuscules.’
      • ‘The written and printed form of English has two interlocking systems of letters: large letters, known variously as capitals, upper-case letters, majuscules, and small letters, or lower-case letters, minuscules.’
      • ‘There should be consistent family characteristics in minuscules and majuscules and between the two.’
      • ‘It was more a matter of the development of a more mature pattern that was no longer a capital script but one that consisted of hybrid majuscules organized as a graphic system.’
      • ‘In one hand he holds an open book and with an prodigious index finger points to the victim with words in red Roman majuscules against the night sky.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from French, from Latin majuscula (littera) somewhat greater (letter).

Pronunciation:

majuscule

/ˈmadʒəskjuːl/