of the Old English alphabet (ð, Ð), from Roman d, D
, used to represent the voiced or voiceless
apicodental fricative: in Middle
English it was replaced
the lowercase form of this letter as used in some phonetic alphabets, as the IPA
, to represent the voiced apicodental fricative (th
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