X

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The Latin alphabet
Aa Bb Cc Dd
Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj
Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp
Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv
Ww Xx Yy Zz

X is the twenty-fourth (number 24) letter in the English alphabet. It sometimes makes a sound like ks (for example exit, next, fox), or if it is at the beginning of a word, it makes a sound like zzz (for example, xylophone).

Meanings for X[change | edit source]

  • In a general sense, X means something is unknown or secret, as in project X.
  • X is also used often to show kisses, usually at the end of a letter or text message.
  • In clothing X is used as a short letter for extra, such as XXL for extra-extra-large.
  • In Roman numerals, X means ten.
  • In internet terms, XXX indicates adult material, as in An XXX site.
  • In "x-ray", X stands for "xero", which stands for "xerographic".