lipogram

noun

lip·​o·​gram
ˈlipəˌgram,
ˈlī-
: a writing composed of words not having a certain letter (as the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus which had no alpha in the first book, no beta in the second, and so on)

Word History

Etymology

Middle Greek lipogrammatos, adjective, lacking a letter, from Greek lipo- lipo- entry 2 + -grammatos (from grammat-, gramma letter)

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“Lipogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lipogram. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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