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acrostic

a·cros·tic

acrostic

 
pronunciation:
kraws tihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sequence of written lines in which particular letters, usu. the first letter of every line, form an independent word or phrase.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or like an acrostic.
derivation: acrostically (adv.)
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The word acrostic contains the following part:
acro Greek root that means high, extremity, tip