Definition of Epigram

1. Noun. A witty saying.

Exact synonyms: Quip
Generic synonyms: Expression, Locution, Saying
Derivative terms: Epigrammatic, Quip



Definition of Epigram

1. n. A short poem treating concisely and pointedly of a single thought or event. The modern epigram is so contrived as to surprise the reader with a witticism or ingenious turn of thought, and is often satirical in character.

Definition of Epigram

1. Noun. (obsolete) An inscription in stone. ¹

2. Noun. A brief but witty saying. ¹

3. Noun. A short, witty or pithy poem. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epigram

1. a brief, witty remark [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epigram

epiglycanin
epignathous
epignathus
epigon
epigonation
epigonations
epigone
epigones
epigoni
epigonic
epigonism
epigonisms
epigonous
epigons
epigonus
epigram (current term)
epigrammatic
epigrammatical
epigrammatically
epigrammatism
epigrammatisms
epigrammatist
epigrammatists
epigrammatize
epigrammatized
epigrammatizer
epigrammatizers
epigrammatizes
epigrammatizing
epigramme

Literary usage of Epigram

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1. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"But epigram, being less troublesome, was practised in imitation of Greek (Alexandrine) ... 2, 90, where the same epigram is quoted from Varro : Pompilius ..."

2. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"But epigram, being less troublesome, was practised in imitation of Greek (Alexandrine) ... 2, 90, where the same epigram is quoted from Varro : Pompilius ..."

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