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In printing, uppercase characters, small capitals and lowercase characters can be straight (roman) or slanted (italic).
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italic click to hear : italic

Type style with characters slanting to the right; it is used mostly to identify titles, quotations and foreign words.

lowercase click to hear : lowercase

Lowercase letter that is the unstressed form of a character in both handwriting and printing.

small capital click to hear : small capital

Capital letter that is the same height as a lowercase letter and is used mainly to write symbols.

uppercase click to hear : uppercase

Capital letter used mostly at the beginning of a sentence and for proper names.