[ lip-uh-gram, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˈlɪp əˌgræm, ˈlaɪ pə- /
a written work composed of words chosen so as to avoid the use of one or more specific alphabetic characters.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lipogramlip·o·gram·mat·ic [lip-oh-gruh-mat-ik, lahy-poh-], /ˌlɪp oʊ grəˈmæt ɪk, ˌlaɪ poʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lipogram
/ (ˈlɪpəʊˌɡræm) /
a piece of writing from which all words containing a particular letter have been deliberately omitted
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