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."
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."