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Acrostic vs. Pneumonic

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Acrosticnoun

A poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message.

Pneumonicadjective

Of, or relating to the lungs; pulmonary.

Acrosticnoun

A particular kind of word puzzle: its solutions form an anagram of a quotation, and their initials often form its author.

Pneumonicadjective

Of, or relating to pneumonia.

Acrosticnoun

A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto.

Pneumonicnoun

One who has pneumonia.

Acrosticnoun

A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See Abecedarian.

Pneumonicadjective

Of or pertaining to the lungs; pulmonic.

Acrosticnoun

Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics.

Pneumonicnoun

A medicine for affections of the lungs.

Acrosticnoun

a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across

Pneumonicadjective

pertaining to or characterized by or affected by pneumonia;

‘pneumonic plague’;

Acrosticnoun

verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message

Pneumonicadjective

relating to or affecting the lungs;

‘pulmonary disease’;

Acrosticnoun

a poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.

Acrostic

An acrostic is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter (or syllable, or word) of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells out a word, message or the alphabet. The word comes from the French acrostiche from post-classical Latin acrostichis, from Koine Greek ἀκροστιχίς, from Ancient Greek ἄκρος and στίχος .

‘highest, topmost’; ‘verse’;

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