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English

Etymology

Apparently a blend of alphabetical and anagram; see also -gram.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈæl.fəˌgɹæm/, SAMPA: /{l.f@%gr{m/

Noun

Singular
alphagram

Plural
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alphagram ({{{1}}})
  1. The letters of a word, or any other set of letters, arranged into alphabetical order.
    The alphagram of the word alphabetical is AAABCEHILLPT.

Usage notes

  • This term is particularly common among competitive players of the Scrabble board game.

See also

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: aaaghlmpr

References

  • Mike Baron, The Complete Wordbook for Game Players: Winning Words for Word Freaks, Sterling Publishing (2004), ISBN 1-4027-0947-1.

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