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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 makes the kss sound (for example: xylophone, exit, next, fox) or, sometimes, the gzz sound or sometimes, if it is at the beginning of a word, the zzz sound. The language of origin is from the Greek and Latin language

Meanings for X[change | change 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 x-tra, such as XXL for x-tra-x-tra-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 its name, which is "ex", even though X is at the end of it.[source?]
  • X is a common variable used in algebra
  • X, formerly Twitter