Definition of pangram in English:



  • A sentence containing every letter of the alphabet.

    • ‘This book, appropriately called ‘a novel in letters, ‘is set on the fictional island of Nollop, which is named after the man who invented the pangram ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.’’
    • ‘Which athlete features in a 33-letter pangram?’
    • ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’ is a contemptible attempt at a pangram.’
    • ‘There are several perfect pangrams (ones that use just 26 letters), the best of which seems to be, ‘Mr. Jock, TV quiz PhD, bags few lynx.’’


Late 19th century: from pan- + -gram, after anagram.