Definitions for "DROP CAP"
A large initial capital letter dropped into the beginning of a paragraph to add visual interest on a page.
The first letter of a paragraph, much larger than the other character, inset ito the body copy.
A large initial capital or versal embedded into the text. Traditionally the first capital letter of a paragraph, set in a larger point size and aligned with the top of the first line. As such, this method is used to indicate the start of a new section of text, such as a chapter.
an effective way to jazz up documents, especially for student work that is posted in the classroom, around the building, or on the school Web site or that is published a literary book