Lipogram Lip"o*gram (l[i^]p"[-o]*gr[a^]m; 277), n. [Gr. lei`pein, lipei^n, to leave, omit + -gram.] A writing composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; -- as in the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus there was no A in the first book, no B in the second, and so on. [1913 Webster]

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