from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet, such as "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" in English.


From Ancient Greek παν ("everything") + γράμμα ("letter"), thus "all letters". (Wiktionary)



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  • That's fine, but I suspect it would take weeks to find a fax machine these days.

    February 27, 2016

  • From the Twitter feed:
    When zombies arrive, quickly fax judge Pat

    February 27, 2016

  • this is a classic quantity-over-quality situation

    February 26, 2016

  • Okay.

    Veldt = field
    Jynx = a bird
    Grimp = to climb
    Waqf = an endowment of land
    Zho = dzo = a hybrid yak/cow male
    Buck = adult male animal

    A field bird climbs a land yak man. Okay.

    February 26, 2016


    "An anagram for the entire alphabet is known as a pangram. Here are some pangrams:
    Mr. Jock TV quiz PhD bags few lynx
    Cwm fjord bank glyphs vext quiz
    Blowzy night-frumps vex'd Jack Q
    Veldt jynx grimps waqf zho buck"

    February 26, 2016

  • Buck could be a verb in that. not sure what else to do to make it a sentence. It's a Variety headline at best.

    (See sticks nix hick pix)

    February 26, 2016

  • Anagram solver to the rescue

    veldt grimps jynx waqf zho buck

    February 26, 2016

  • When people say "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" they are adding 2 extraneous letters to the pangram. One of those the's should be an a. 33 letters vs 35.

    February 25, 2016

  • Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs!

    March 30, 2009

  • Z. Badger: thy vixen jumps quick at fowl.
    I, quartz pyx, who fling muck beds.
    Export my fund! Quiz black whigs.
    Get nymph; quiz sad brow; fix luck.

    January 29, 2009

  • A sentence containing all the letters of the alphabet. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008

  • A list of words containing all the letters of the alphabet: e.g., waqf & jynx & speltz & vugh & mockingbird.

    --Chris Cole, Wordplay

    May 23, 2008