[hol-uh-freyz, hoh-luh-]

Origin of holophrase

First recorded in 1895–1900; holo- + phrase


noun, plural ho·loph·ra·ses [huh-lof-ruh-seez] /həˈlɒf rəˌsiz/.
  1. the expression of the ideas of a phrase or sentence in one word; polysynthesis: a language characterized by holophrasis.

Origin of holophrasis

1865–70; holo- + Greek phrásis; see phrase
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