[lip-uh-gram, lahy-puh-]

Origin of lipogram

First recorded in 1705–15, lipogram is from the Greek word lipográmmatos missing a letter. See lipo-2, -gram1
Related formslip·o·gram·mat·ic [lip-oh-gruh-mat-ik, lahy-poh-] /ˌlɪp oʊ grəˈmæt ɪk, ˌlaɪ poʊ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for lipogram


  1. a piece of writing from which all words containing a particular letter have been deliberately omitted
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