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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Braille, Louis Braille(noun)

    French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)

  2. braille(verb)

    a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals

  3. braille(verb)

    transcribe in braille


  1. Braille(Adjective)

    Of, relating to or written in Braille.

  2. Braille(ProperNoun)

    A system of writing invented by Louis Braille, in which letters and some combinations of letters are represented by raised dots arranged in three rows of two dots each and are read by the blind and partially sighted using the fingertips.


  1. Braille

    Braille is a tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually impaired that is used for books, menus, signs, elevator buttons, and currency. Braille-users can read computer screens and other electronic supports thanks to refreshable braille displays. They can write braille with the original slate and stylus or type it on a braille writer, such as a portable braille note-taker, or on a computer that prints with a braille embosser. Braille is named after its creator, Frenchman Louis Braille, who went blind following a childhood accident. At the age of 15, Braille developed his code for the French alphabet in 1824 as an improvement on night writing. He published his system, which subsequently included musical notation, in 1829. The second revision, published in 1837, was the first digital form of writing. Braille characters are small rectangular blocks called cells that contain tiny palpable bumps called raised dots. The number and arrangement of these dots distinguish one character from another. Since the various braille alphabets originated as transcription codes of printed writing systems, the mappings vary from language to language. Furthermore, in English Braille there are three levels of encoding: Grade 1, a letter-by-letter transcription used for basic literacy; Grade 2, an addition of abbreviations and contractions; and Grade 3, various non-standardized personal shorthands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Braille

    brāl, n. and adj. a kind of type for the blind, having arbitrary signs consisting of varying combinations of six points arranged thus (Braille pattern), there being sixty-two possible combinations of these six points. [From Louis Braille, the inventor.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Braille

    a blind Frenchman, invented printing in relief for the blind (1809-1852).

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  1. liberal, Liberal

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How to pronounce braille?

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How to say braille in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of braille in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of braille in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of braille in a Sentence

  1. Annie Torre:

    The Insta-Braille is basically a child’s storybook. We remove the pages and put stickers on top of the dots on the pages.

  2. Tiffany Zhao:

    I wanted to meet others like me, other visually impaired students that knew what they were doing in the braille department.

  3. Karen Ross:

    Part of the culture of the Braille Challenge is that we want to set high expectations for these students, it’s hard on purpose.

  4. Henry Wedler:

    This Braille printer is a great way for people around the world who really don't have many resources at all to learn Braille and to use it practically.

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