What is the name for a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet?

This type of sentence is called a pangram. The most widely known pangram is the one that's traditionally been used to test typewriters or keyboards: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Some letters in this sentence are used more than once: there's no ready example of a sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet once only.

 

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See also: What is the frequency of the letters of the alphabet in English?
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