lipogram


lipogram

lipogram [lip-uh-gram, lahy-puh-] Word Origin noun

  1. a written work composed of words chosen so as to avoid the use of one or more specific alphabetic characters.

Origin of lipogram First recorded in 1705–15, lipogram is from the Greek word lipográmmatos missing a letter. See lipo-2, -gram1 Related formslip·o·gram·mat·ic [lip-oh-gruh-mat-ik, lahy-poh-] /ˌlɪp oʊ grəˈmæt ɪk, ˌlaɪ poʊ-/, adjective British Dictionary definitions for lipogram lipogram noun

  1. a piece of writing from which all words containing a particular letter have been deliberately omitted

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