A poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.
More example sentences
- The title of the poem is a near acrostic, containing the word coital (perhaps suggestive of self and other joining together).
- So an entire stanza or page might at times intervene between the M and the U of Mud (at other points the acrostic goes line to line).
- He took weekly Sabbath walks to the University of North Carolina to sell fruit, soon winning the students' admiration by composing love lyrics and acrostics to order.
late 16th century: from French acrostiche, from Greek akrostikhis, from akron 'end' + stikhos 'row, line of verse'. The change in the ending was due to association with -ic.
Definition of acrostic in:
- The US English dictionary