Figure Name abecedarian
Source Bullinger 180; Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm)
Earliest Source Bullinger
Etymology f. med.L. abecedari-us (see ABECEDARY) + -AN. Oxford English Dictionary http://dictionary.oed.com
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Orthographic

An acrostic whose letters do not spell a word but follow the order (more or less) of the alphabet.


Adorable, beautiful, charming, delightful, exciting, fantastic—you run the gamut from A to Z.

My parents named their children Allan, Bryan, and Caitlyn.

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Notes abecedarian is a TypeOf acrostic
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Last Editor Randy Harris
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Reviewer Randy Harris