logogram

noun

logo·​gram ˈlȯ-gə-ˌgram How to pronounce logogram (audio)
ˈlä-
: a letter, symbol, or sign used to represent an entire word
the ampersand and dollar sign are logograms
logogrammatic adjective

Examples of logogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most interestingly, many of the artists used logograms (a symbol to represent a word) rooted in the use of homophones. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of logogram was in 1840

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“Logogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logogram. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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