Definition of acrophony in English:

acrophony

noun

  • The use of a graphic symbol originally representing a word (or the object to which it refers) to denote the initial syllable or sound of that word.

    Such a change in the application of a set of symbols was the basis of alphabetic writing.

Pronunciation

acrophony

/əˈkrɒfəni/ /əˈkrɒf(ə)ni/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Baedeker's Egypt. From acro- + -phony.