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1. desktop

noun. ['ˈdɛskˌtɑːp'] (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear.

Synonyms

  • screen background
  • screen
  • CRT screen

Antonyms

  • foreground
  • free
  • hide
  • foot

Etymology

  • desk (English)
  • desca (Latin)
  • top (English)
  • top (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Desktop

  • alltop
  • backstop
  • blacktop
  • bookstop
  • countertop
  • countertop
  • daytop
  • hilltop
  • laptop
  • mountaintop
  • rolltop
  • rooftop
  • shortstop
  • tabletop

How do you pronounce desktop?

Pronounce desktop as ˈdɛskˌtɑp.

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Sentences with desktop


1. Verb, base form
You can create newsletters using design or desktop publishing programs like Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress and Microsoft Publisher.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Right click the shortcut icon that you just made on your desktop to open a drop-down menu.

2. desktop

noun. ['ˈdɛskˌtɑːp'] the top of a desk.

Synonyms

  • top side
  • top
  • upside

Antonyms

  • side
  • bottom
  • low

Etymology

  • desk (English)
  • desca (Latin)
  • top (English)
  • top (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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