Braille [breyl] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Louis [loo-is, loo-ee; French lwee] /ˈlu ɪs, ˈlu i; French lwi/, 1809–52, French teacher of the blind.
  2. a system of writing or printing, devised by L. Braille for use by the blind, in which combinations of tangible dots or points are used to represent letters, characters, etc., that are read by touch.

verb (used with object), Brailled, Braill·ing.

  1. to write or transliterate in Braille characters.

Also braille (for defs 2, 3). Origin of Braille First recorded in 1850–55 Examples from the Web for braille Contemporary Examples of braille

  • If our interview were in person, she would ask me to type out questions on a braille display.

    TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That

    Nina Strochlic

    November 5, 2014

  • Kandynce went to Braille school so she could keep up her passion for reading, history in particular.

    Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism

    Michael Daly

    May 14, 2014

  • According to the American Foundation for the Blind, Dufau eventually relented and the Braille code spread throughout the world.

    History’s Greatest Book Burners

    Judith Miller

    September 7, 2010

  • Historical Examples of braille

  • Braille and typewriting were taken up as a matter of course.

    Through St. Dunstan’s to Light

    James H. Rawlinson

  • For a while, indeed, I had to copy my Latin in braille, so that I could recite with the other girls.

    Story of My Life

    Helen Keller

  • He could write Braille, with a punch and a Braille slate,–yes, indeed!

    The Happy Venture

    Edith Ballinger Price

  • After the reading of Braille has been mastered, writing it, an even more difficult operation, is taken up.

    Through St. Dunstan’s to Light

    James H. Rawlinson

  • He learned me the deaf alphabet, and how to read in the Braille book, and it’s not so bad now.

    Workhouse Characters

    Margaret Wynne Nevinson

  • British Dictionary definitions for braille Braille 1 noun

    1. a system of writing for the blind consisting of raised dots that can be interpreted by touch, each dot or group of dots representing a letter, numeral, or punctuation mark
    2. any writing produced by this methodCompare Moon


    1. (tr) to print or write using this method

    Braille 2 noun

    1. Louis (lwi). 1809–52, French inventor, musician, and teacher of the blind, who himself was blind from the age of three and who devised the Braille system of raised writing

    Word Origin and History for braille Braille

    1853, from Louis Braille (1809-1852), French musician and teacher, blind from age 3, who devised it c.1830.

    braille in Culture Braille

    A system of writing and printing for the blind in which arrangements of raised dots representing letters and numbers can be identified by touch.

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