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What do tildes mean in text?

What do tildes mean in text?

It is commonly used in online conversation or texting but not formal writing. A tilde extends the last syllable in a sentence, softens the tone and makes the person sound cute.

How do you type a tilde symbol?

To create the tilde symbol using a U.S. keyboard hold down Shift and press ~ . This symbol is on the same key as back quote ( ` ), in the top-left portion of the keyboard under Esc.

What is the squiggly symbol called?

The tilde is the mark “~” placed on top of a symbol to indicate some special property. -tilde.” The tilde symbol is commonly used to denote an operator. In informal usage, “tilde” is often instead voiced as “twiddle” (Derbyshire 2004, p. 45).

Why is tilde used?

The tilde (~) is used in phonetics to show intention of pronunciation, and it placed above a letter, below a letter, or superimposed onto the middle of a letter. When placed above the letter, the tilde indicates nasalization. If superimposed on the letter, the tilde indicates velarization or pharyngealization.

How do you type tildes and accents?

Hold the Option key, press the letter N, then release both keys. A tilde appears above an underscored blank space. Now type the letter to be accented. If you’d like the accented letter to be uppercase, press and hold the Shift key and type the letter as you would capitalize any letter.

Where is the tilde key on a UK keyboard?

On British computer keyboards you may find the tilde key to the middle right of the keyboard, near the @ sign key.

What does this * mean in math?

× or * or . The symbol * is used in spreadsheets and other computer applications to indicate a multiplication, although * does have other more complex meanings in mathematics. Less commonly, multiplication may also be symbolised by a dot . or indeed by no symbol at all. See our page on Multiplication for more.

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