Definition of Acrophony in English :

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1. acrophony

naming a letter of the alphabet by using a word whose initial sound is the sound represented by that letter

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the use of symbols to represent sounds

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1. Relating to an alphabet in which the names of the letters are represented by a word beginning with that letter or with the sound that letter represents, as when bravo, charlie represent the letters b, c.
2. Relating to an alphabet in which the letters derive from pictographs that represent a word beginning with the sound that the letter represents, such as the early alphabet of Canaanites from which the Greek, Roman, and Hebrew alphabets descend.

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