Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An acrostic whose message is spelled out in the final letters of each line.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A poem in which the final letters of the lines, taken consequently, make a name. Cf. acrostic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A poem in which the final letters of the lines make a name.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek τέλος (telos, "end") + στίχος (stikhos, "line"). See stich. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Also: a "telestich" spells out a term using the last letter in each word ... and a "mesostich" does this using middle letters ...)

    acrostiche - French Word-A-Day

  • Also: a "telestich" spells out a term using the last letter in each word... and a "mesostich" does this using middle letters...

    acrostiche - French Word-A-Day

  • (Also: a "telestich" spells out a term using the last letter in each word ... and a "mesostich" does this using middle letters ...) *** Add a little French to your own blog, website, desktop, or online network Yesterday, Mother's Day here in France, began with a conversation in front of the micro-onde, * where my daughter was ... "

    acrostiche - French Word-A-Day

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