Origin of palindrome
OTHER WORDS FROM palindromepa·lin·dro·mist [puh-lin-droh-mist], /pəˈlɪn droʊ mɪst/, nounpal·in·drom·ic [pal-in-drom-ik, -droh-mik], /ˌpæl ɪnˈdrɒm ɪk, -ˈdroʊ mɪk/, pal·in·drom·i·cal, adjectivepal·in·drom·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby palindrome
MORE ABOUT PALINDROME
What is a palindrome?
A palindrome is a word or phrase that can be read the same way backward or forward, as with the words redivider, kayak, and civic.
Palindromes are most often used to be creative and have fun with words. You might see them in ads to catch your attention or a creative writing teacher might ask the class to write palindromes to help students think more creatively.
In biology, a palindrome describes a sequence of nucleotides in DNA that matches a reverse line. The possible nucleotide combinations are A-T and C-G, and the pairs can match up in any order. Sometimes they line up palindromically, as when CCTAGG matches up with a sequence of GGATCC.
Example: One of the most famous palindromes is “Never Odd or Even,” which has the same letters backward and forward.
Where does palindrome come from?
The first records of the term palindrome come from around 1630. It comes from the Greek palíndromos, meaning “recurring.” A word or phrase that is spelled the same way backward as it does forward might be thought of as having recurring letters.
Palindromes are a literary device similar to alliteration or rhyme schemes, which allow writers to add an extra layer of written complexity to their works. Sometimes a product or brand with a palindromic name is more memorable, such as the Honda Civic, Xerox printers, Elle magazine, and OXO cooking products.
Did you know … ?
What are some other forms related to palindrome?
- palindromist (noun)
- palindromic (adjective)
- palindromical (adjective)
- palindromically (adverb)
What are some words that share a root or word element with palindrome?
What are some words that often get used in discussing palindrome?
How is palindrome used in real life?
Palindromes are mostly created for the fun of them.
Today is 02/02/2020, a rare palindrome date.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 2, 2020
“Was it a car or a cat I saw?” is a palindromic sentence – Neglecting the punctuation, it can be read the same backwards.
— UberFacts (@UberFacts) April 4, 2020
#ABBA is the only palindromic band to have had a song in the UK charts that is also a palindrome – SOS.
— Quite Interesting (@qikipedia) April 27, 2018
Try using palindrome!
Is palindrome used correctly in the following sentence?
My favorite palindrome is “She sells seashells by the seashore.”
How to use palindrome in a sentence
Read my review of Tenet and learn about the ancient palindrome square that unlocks it.This is the most important movie weekend of the year|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
The word in the third and central line is itself a palindrome.The ancient palindrome that explains Christopher Nolan’s Tenet|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
In this case every reading of the palindrome requires the use of the central V as the middle letter.
In this form the solution will depend on whether the number of letters in the palindrome be odd or even.
Hannah therefore calls herself, again at my suggestion, "Pal," which is short for "palindrome."
This word, which looks like an unsuccessful palindrome, belongs to the language of medieval magic.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
I have seen it stated that the English language affords but one specimen of the palindrome, while the Latin and Greek have many.