Acrostic is defined as a poem or verse in which certain letters in each word, such as the first and the last, are used to form another word.(noun)
An example of a famous acrostic is Het Wilhelmus, the Dutch national anthem.
The definition of acrostic is the term used to describe a poem or verse in which one letter in each word is used to form another word.(adjective)
An example of something that can be acrostic is a poem that is a child's name with a different adjective used for each letter in the name.
See acrostic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr akrostichos < akros (see acro-) + stichos, line of verse
See acrostic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French acrostiche
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Greek akrostikhis
Origin: : akron, head, end; see acromegaly
Origin: + stikhos, line; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.
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