chronogram

noun
chro·​no·​gram | \ ˈkrä-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce chronogram (audio) , ˈkrō-\

Definition of chronogram

: an inscription, sentence, or phrase in which certain letters express a date or epoch

First Known Use of chronogram

1621, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about chronogram

Statistics for chronogram

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for chronogram

The first known use of chronogram was in 1621

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on chronogram

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with chronogram

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about chronogram

Comments on chronogram

What made you want to look up chronogram? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!