acrophony definition

  • noun:
    • Naming letters in an alphabetic writing system using terms whoever preliminary sounds tend to be represented by the particular letters.
    • employing a picture symbolization of an object to represent phonetically the first noise of the name for the item.
    • within the improvement alphabetic writing, employing a symbolic picture of an object or idea to represent phonetically the original syllable, and/or preliminary noise, regarding the name of the object or idea; as in providing towards the Egyptian hieroglyph for nefer, great, the phonetic value of ne, its very first syllable, or of letter, its very first page. See acrology.
    • naming a letter associated with the alphabet by using a word whose initial noise may be the noise represented by that page

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