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telestich

[ tuh-les-tik, tel-uh-stik ]
/ təˈlɛs tɪk, ˈtɛl əˌstɪk /
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noun Prosody.
a poem in which the last letters of successive lines form a word, a phrase, or the consecutive letters of the alphabet.
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Origin of telestich

First recorded in 1630–40; tele-2 + stich1
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British Dictionary definitions for telestich

telestich
/ (tɪˈlɛstɪk, ˈtɛlɪˌstɪk) /

noun
a short poem in which the last letters of each successive line form a word

Word Origin for telestich

C17: from Greek telos end + stich
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