Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

daleth
the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
 
generation gap
a difference between the views of young people and their parents
 
Athapaskan language
a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
 
cantus firmus
a pre-existing melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition; originally drawn from plainchant, but later drawn from other sources
 
Doctor of Humane Letters
an honorary degree in letters
 
transition
a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
 
call
the characteristic sound produced by a bird
 
shaft
an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
 
Koasati
the Muskhogean language spoken by the Koasati
 
octal notation
any mathematical notation that uses 8 different characters (usually the digits 0 to 7)
 
bill of lading
a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery
 
choral ode
ode sung by the chorus in classical Greek drama
 
Y
the 25th letter of the Roman alphabet
 
Ido
an artificial language that is a revision and simplification of Esperanto
 
spondee
a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
 
Mikir-Meithei
Kamarupan languages spoken in the states of Manipur and Assam in northeastern India
 
bookplate
a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted
 
bust-up
a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)
 
apostrophe
the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
 
table d'hote
a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price
 
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