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lorem ipsum

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Etymology

The words are a truncated form of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dolōrem (pain) ipsum (itself) from Cicero's De finibus bonorum et malorum 1:32.

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˌlɔː.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/, /ˌlɒ.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌlɔː.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/, /ˌlɑː.ɹəm ˈɪp.səm/
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Noun

Singular
lorem ipsum

Plural
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lorem ipsum ({{{1}}})
  1. A pseudo-Latin text used in printing and website design in place of English in order to emphasise design elements over content.
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. (Note: The above is the most common, full "lorem ipsum" text.)
    • 1999, Digit, Page 29
      It was Aldus PageMaker's adoption of Lorem Ipsum that allowed the practice to enter the electronic age
    • 2002, Chris S. Flick, Jordan L. Chilcott, Building Web Sites With Macromedia Studio Mx, page 171
      The origin of Lorem Ipsum actually goes back to the early 1500s when typographers would create specimen books of their fonts.
    • 2005, Robert W. Proctor, Kim-Phuong L. Vu, Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design, page 113
      euismod Nibh Tincidunt Lorem ipsum dolor sit euismod amet, consectetuer sed
    • 2007, Steven Sande, Take Control of IWeb: ILife '06 Edition, page 73
      Triple-click the lorem ipsum of the text placeholder and begin typing your masterpiece.

Dictionary notes

  • Merriam-Webster Online and MSN Encarta Dictionary have no entry.

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