A palindrome is the word used to describe a word that reads the same whether it is read from left to right or right to left.
Obviously this is quite a rare property, so compared to the total number of words in English, the tiniest fraction of them count as palindromes.
In addition to palindromic words, it is also possible to have palindromic sentences of greater or less semantic sense.
This article lists some palindromes, words bearing this interesting property. It would be interesting to know if palindromes exist in all laguages or just in English!
List of Palindromes In English
This is a seven letter long palindrome.
This name is palindromic, and interesting enough it contains within it another palindromic name: Anna
Whether there are any other words that have another palindrome nested inside them, who knows!
This is another longish palindrome.
There are longer single words that are palindromic but they are quite obscure.
(4) Able was I ere I saw Elba
This is a famous sentence that is palindromic and said about Napoleon who was banished to Elba.
(5) A man, a plan, a canal, Panama
Another famous palindromic sentence.
One of the most commonly used palindromic words, level is of course the same both ways.
Another of the many palindromic words. There are probably sites that list every palindromic word for those that are particularly interested.
The word radar is palindromic, and so this word of course is relatively recent as it couldn't exist before radar was invented!
This part of the motor is palindromic.
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