how to pronounce acrostic


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the above transcription of acrostic is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

acrostic is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of acrostic in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… type of poem is the acrostic type of …”

meanings of acrostic


  1. A poem or other text in which certain letters, often the first in each line, spell out a name or message.
  2. A poem in Hebrew in which successive lines or verses start with consecutive letters of the alphabet.
  3. A kind of word puzzle, the solution of which forms an anagram of a quotation, and their initials often forming the name of its author.

acrostic frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word acrostic occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics acrostic can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that acrostic can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with acrostic


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