noun acros·tic \ ə-ˈkrȯs-tik , -ˈkräs- \ [fac_icon icon=”volume-up” color=”#000000″ color_hover=”#1e73be” font_size=”56″]

  1. a poem in which a set of letters (as the first letter of the lines) taken in order form a word or phrase
  2. a word (as radar) formed from the beginning letter or letters of each or most of the parts of a compound term
  3. verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
  4. a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across


Related Words

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile


Synonyms: acronym, anagram, conundrum, mesostic, palindrome, puzzle, riddle, trifling, word square, wordplay

Antonyms: bacronym, telestich, telesticon


Suffix: -ical, -ally, -s

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