pentagram

noun
pen·​ta·​gram | \ ˈpen-tə-ˌgram How to pronounce pentagram (audio) \

Definition of pentagram

: a figure of a 5-pointed star usually made with alternate points connected by a continuous line and used as a magic or occult symbol also : a similar 6-pointed star (such as a Solomon's seal)

Examples of pentagram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Investigators found pentagrams and satanic elements in the room where the pornography apparently was created. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Lockland man who raped 5-year-old in apartment with satanic images sentenced to 20 years," 23 Apr. 2020 In the meantime, burn your flannel in the center of a pentagram and enjoy these tasty, grunge-free tunes. Perhaps the most musically satisfying specimen of ’80s rock-stars evolving musically for a new decade. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "20 grunge-era songs to know by ’80s rock/metal acts," 5 Mar. 2020 On the wood planks making up the theater’s floor is what appears to be a pentagram. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "The 34 questions we once had about ‘Cats,’ answered to the best of our ability," 19 Dec. 2019 On the wood planks making up the theater’s floor is what appears to be a pentagram. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "The 34 questions we once had about ‘Cats,’ answered to the best of our ability," 19 Dec. 2019 On the wood planks making up the theater’s floor is what appears to be a pentagram. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "The 34 questions we once had about ‘Cats,’ answered to the best of our ability," 19 Dec. 2019 On the wood planks making up the theater’s floor is what appears to be a pentagram. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, "The 34 questions we once had about ‘Cats,’ answered to the best of our ability," 19 Dec. 2019 Even more cringeworthy are the exhumations of other ’80s and ’90s subcultures: pentagrams drawn on Trapper Keepers, unwieldy tubs of muscle powder, whiteboy ciphers drowning out Fugees CDs at backyard keggers in the ramifying burbs. New York Times, "Ben Lerner’s ‘The Topeka School’ Revisits the Debates of the ’90s," 3 Oct. 2019 Following on the heels of EW’s first look at season 15, the poster combines many aspects of the show: Baby, angel wings, a pentagram, the Winchesters’ anti-possession tattoo, and what is seemingly the stairway to heaven, among other things. Samantha Highfill, EW.com, "Winchesters travel the stairway to heaven in Supernatural final season poster," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pentagram

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pentagram

Greek pentagrammon, from penta- + -grammon (akin to gramma letter) — more at gram

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The first known use of pentagram was in 1825

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“Pentagram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentagram. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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pentagram

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pentagram

: a shape that is like a star with five points formed by five straight lines and that is often used as a magic or religious symbol

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