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telestich

[tuh-les-tik, tel-uh-stik] /təˈlɛs tɪk, ˈtɛl əˌstɪk/
noun, Prosody.
1.
a poem in which the last letters of successive lines form a word, a phrase, or the consecutive letters of the alphabet.
Compare acrostic.
Origin of telestich
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40; tele-2 + stich1
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British Dictionary definitions for telestich

telestich

/tɪˈlɛstɪk; ˈtɛlɪˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a short poem in which the last letters of each successive line form a word
Word Origin
C17: from Greek telos end + stich
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