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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Definitions for lipogram

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

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Citations for lipogram
I suddenly felt possessive of our boat, our game, a travel set with tiny magnetic letters. "Our board is missing a few tiles," I said. "Just makes it more of a challenge…a lipogram." Gayle Brandeis, Delta Girls: A Novel, 2010
So the poet whose hunger is simply to speak—tell truths, right wrongs—what need has he for the lipogram, for colors of rhetoric, antilibrations of phrase on phrase? John Gardner, Jason and Medeia, 1973
Origin of lipogram
Lipogram entered English at the turn of the 18th century from the Greek lipográmmatos meaning "missing a letter."