noun acroph·o·ny \ə-ˈkrä-fə-nē, a-\

Definition of acrophony



  1. 1 :  the application in the evolution of an alphabet of a pictorial symbol or hieroglyph for the name of an object to the initial sound alone of that name

  2. 2 :  the naming of a letter by a word whose initial sound is the same as that which the letter represents

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Origin and Etymology of acrophony

acro- + -phony

First Known Use: 1878

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to criticize severely

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