cal·​li·​gram | \ ˈkaləˌgram \
plural -s

Definition of calligram

: 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

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First Known Use of calligram

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calligram

calli- + -gram

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The first known use of calligram was in 1923

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“Calligram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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