from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A word, or writing which omits a symbol or symbols.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writing from which all words containing a particular letter are omitted, as the several books of the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus, in the first of which, it is said, there was no A, in the second no B, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a text that excludes a particular letter or particular letters of the alphabet
For Joshua Cohen's own version of a "lipogram," a work with a missing symbol, Benjamin Israelien's void after another, now total, global decimation of the Chosen People erodes him from the inside out.
It's the hardest kind of lipogram, as it doesn't contain the letter E - the most common letter in the English language.
A difficult task to construct a lipogram – such a short scrap was a taxing duty.
The song reminds me of constrained writing like a lipogram or a Yngwie Malmsteen solo: technically proficient but not a lot of fun.
Eunoia Coach House Books, 2002, a lipogram that uses only one vowel in each of its five chapters was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2002.
Inspired by the rulebound literature of Oulipo (the French coterie of poets), Eunoia consists of a univocal lipogram—a story written in five chapters, each of which uses only one vowel exclusively (the first chapter using only A, the second chapter using only E, etc.)
And for anyone planning on asking what a lipogram or liponym is, I present to you this post, by felisdemens.
He didn't get the point of it and maybe the only thing worse was a lipogram.
What you've just read is a lipogram - a text written without using a particular letter of the alphabet.
The days of Perec and the experimental coterie Oulipo may seem distant, but Christian Bök has revived their spirit in his 'univocal lipogram'
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