14 Pangrams, From A to Z

By: the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.  | 

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"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" is one of the most widely known pangrams. HowStuffWorks

A pangram is a sentence that includes every single letter of the alphabet, from A to Z, at least once. Pangrams are also referred to as holoalphabetic sentences or alphabet sentences. The most challenging pangrams are the ones with the fewest letters. For instance, a perfect pangram includes just 26 letters. They're the most difficult to come up with.

Here are 14 phrases that epitomize pangrams.

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1. Waltz, bad nymph, for quick jigs vex. (28 letters)

2. Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim. (29 letters)

3. Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow. (29 letters)

4. Two driven jocks help fax my big quiz. (30 letters)

5. Five quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed. (31 letters)

6. The five boxing wizards jump quickly. (31 letters)

7. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs. (32 letters)

8. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. (35 letters)

9. Jinxed wizards pluck ivy from the big quilt. (36 letters)

10. Crazy Fredrick bought many very exquisite opal jewels. (46 letters)

11. We promptly judged antique ivory buckles for the next prize. (50 letters)

12. A mad boxer shot a quick, gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy opponent. (54 letters)

13. Jaded zombies acted quaintly but kept driving their oxen forward. (55 letters)

14. The job requires extra pluck and zeal from every young wage earner. (55 letters)

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Originally Published: Sep 20, 2007

Pangrams FAQs

What is the most popular pangram?
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
What is a pangram?
A pangram is a sentence that uses all 26 letters of the English alphabet at least once.
Where does the word pangram come from?
The word pangrams comes from the Greek root words pan, meaning "all," and gram, which means "something written or recorded."
What is a perfect pangram?
A perfect pangram is a sentence that use each letter of the English alphabet only once.

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