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Alphabetical. Also, of a poem, etc.: that has each verse or line beginning with a different letter of the alphabet, in alphabetical order.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fleming (c1552–1607), author, literary editor, and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin abecedarius of or according to the alphabet, (as noun) learner of the alphabet from the names of the letters A B C D + classical Latin -ārius.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.