expressing an entire sentence or phrase in one word
Origin of holophrastic; from holo- + Classical Greek phrastikos, suited for expressing ; from phrazein, to speak
- Of or relating to the stage of child language development characterized by the use of single-word utterances.
Origin of holophrasticholo– + Greek phrastikos, expressive (from -phrastos, speakable, thought of, from phrazein, to show; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots).
- (linguistics, of a sentence) Consisting of a single word, such as "Go." or "Whatever."
- (linguistics) Pertaining to the stage of development where a child produces simple one-word utterances.