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Definition of "cryptogram" [cryp•to•gram]

  • A piece of writing in code or cipher. Also called cryptograph. (noun)
  • A figure or representation having a secret or occult significance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cryptogram" in a sentence
  • "The slave hunters in fact belonged to the dregs of society, and we shall not be far wrong in assuming that the man with the cryptogram was a fitting comrade for his fellow “capitaes do mato.”"
  • "This isn't what you'd call a cryptogram; not much."
  • "They also come across a cryptogram, which is rather difficult to solve, but which eventually they manage to decypher, and which leads them to the treasure hoarded by the pirate, who by that time has met his end."