lipogram

[ lip-uh-gram, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˈlɪp əˌgræm, ˈlaɪ pə- /

noun

a written work composed of words chosen so as to avoid the use of one or more specific alphabetic characters.

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Origin of lipogram

First recorded in 1705–15, lipogram is from the Greek word lipográmmatos missing a letter. See lipo-2, -gram1

OTHER WORDS FROM lipogram

lip·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

lipogram
/ (ˈlɪpəʊˌɡræm) /

noun

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