Definition of holograph in English:

Share this entry

holograph

Pronunciation: /ˈhɒləɡrɑːf/

noun

A manuscript handwritten by the person named as its author: [as modifier]: a palimpsest of holograph revisions
More example sentences
  • It published the last poem he wrote before his death as a holograph in his italic script.
  • The master had forged - and sold handsomely - holograph letters from Aeschylus to Pythagoras and Alexander to Aristotle, among many others.
  • Others are clearly the holographs of literate people.

Origin

Early 17th century: from French holographe, or via late Latin from Greek holographos, from holos 'whole' + -graphos 'written, writing'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: holo|graph

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.