Lipogrammatic Lip`o*gram*mat"ic (l[i^]p`[-o]*gr[a^]m*m[a^]t"[i^]k), a. [Gr. lipogra`mmatos: cf. F. lipogrammatique.] Omitting a letter; composed of words not having a certain letter or letters; as, lipogrammatic writings. [1913 Webster]

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