Definition of Paragrams

1. Noun. (plural of paragram) ¹



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Definition of Paragrams

1. paragram [n] - See also: paragram

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paragrams

paragon
paragoned
paragonimiases
paragonimiasis
paragonimus
paragoning
paragonite
paragonites
paragonorrhoeal
paragons
paragram
paragrammatism
paragrammatist
paragrammatists
paragramme
paragrams (current term)
paragrandine
paragrandines
paragraph
paragraph mark
paragraph marks
paragraphed
paragrapher
paragraphers
paragraphia
paragraphic
paragraphical
paragraphing
paragraphist
paragraphistical

Literary usage of Paragrams

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1. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"Punning is only effective when impromptu, and can hardly be classed among the social round of word puzzles; but, on the other hand, paragrams may be ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1913)
"... puns and paragrams; and, after dismissing all these kinds of false wit,2 he shows his unacademic readers in what true wit consists. ..."

3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1840)
"... and somewhat like to those jests which are grounded upon the deceiving of a man's expectation. And paragrams, that is, allusions of words, are graceful, ..."

4. Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises by William Cushing (1885)
"I hired one of the panes of glass from tny friend, and stuck up the following advertisement with wafers: — " Epigrams, anagram*, paragrams, ..."

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