1. tilde

noun. a diacritical mark (~) placed over the letter n in Spanish to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel in Portuguese to indicate nasalization.


  • diacritic


  • tilde (Spanish)
  • titulus (Latin)

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Sentences with tilde

1. Noun, singular or mass
The tilde key is near the top left of most United States keyboards.

2. Adjective
The tilde symbol is used in some operating systems -- those based on or similar to Unix -- to denote the user's home directory.

3. Verb, base form
In Excel, for instance, Ctrl and tilde together shows all formulas in cells.