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 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 In addition, the five frogs are arranged like the points of a pentagram. John Archibald | Jarchibald@al.com, al, "Are you a true Birmingham local? Answer these 15 questions," 9 Sep. 2019 Perfectly off the beaten path with knowledgeable bartenders and a great selection of t-shirts with pentagrams on them. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Vic Fangio Is Bringing His Hometown Vibes to Denver," 19 Aug. 2019 On the wood planks making up the theater’s floor is what appears to be a pentagram. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "The ‘Cats’ trailer dropped. We have 34 questions.," 18 July 2019 At a recent dinner, joined by a small coterie of postdocs, Arkani-Hamed drew a pentagram on a napkin. Quanta Magazine, "Visions of Future Physics," 22 Sep. 2015

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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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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Pentagram.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentagram. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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pentagram

noun
How to pronounce pentagram (audio)

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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