[ krip-tuh-gram ]
See synonyms for cryptogram on
  1. a message or writing in code or cipher; cryptograph.

  2. an occult symbol or representation.

Origin of cryptogram

First recorded in 1875–80; crypto- + -gram1

Other words from cryptogram

  • cryp·to·gram·mic, cryp·to·gram·mat·ic [krip-tuh-gruh-mat-ik], /ˌkrɪp tə grəˈmæt ɪk/, cryp·to·gram·mat·i·cal, adjective
  • cryp·to·gram·ma·tist, noun

Words Nearby cryptogram Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cryptogram in a sentence

  • Then, with the cryptogram before you, you divide the figures into series of four, each four figures representing a letter.

    The Cruise of the "Esmeralda" | Harry Collingwood
  • The XVIth canto goes on with the much discussed and much too emphasized cryptogram of the ox and the hare.

    Instigations | Ezra Pound
  • He took the copy of the cryptogram from my writing-table and again examined it.

    Spies of the Kaiser | William Le Queux
  • What induced you to believe that the cryptogram had any reference to the new submarine.

    Spies of the Kaiser | William Le Queux
  • "Now as for the cryptogram which tempted you so sorely," went on the Baron smoothly.

    Diane of the Green Van | Leona Dalrymple