calligram

noun

cal·​li·​gram
ˈkaləˌgram
plural -s
: a design in which the letters of a word (such as a name) are rearranged so as to form a decorative pattern or figure (as for a seal) compare monogram

Word History

Etymology

calli- + -gram

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calligram was in 1923

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“Calligram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calligram. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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