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Part of speech: noun


A word that reads the same when spelled forward and backward


A verse or sentence that can be reversed and spelled exactly the same

Examples of Palindrome in a sentence

""Race car" is one of my favorite palindromes."

"In addition to being a funny thing to say, "Madam, I'm Adam" is also a palindrome."

About Palindrome

In 1961, C.C. Bombaugh coined the term semordnilap in his book Oddities and Curiosities of Words and Literature. You might recognize it as palindrome spelled backward. A semordnilap is a word that spells a different word when reversed. For example, desserts spelled backwards makes stressed.

Did you Know?

The word palindrome comes to us from the Greek word palindromos, meaning "running back again."

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