Definition of epigraph in English:
2A short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme.
- The satirical structure and style of the novel are suggested by an epigraph from Mark Twain's travel book.
- Each of the twelve poems in the third section of the book sports an epigraph from a Emerson essay.
- The epigraph, a quotation from Dante, further obscures the atmosphere.
Late 16th century (denoting the heading of a document or letter): from Greek epigraphē, from epigraphein 'write on'.
Words that rhyme with epigraphtelegraph • polygraph
Definition of epigraph in:
- US English dictionary
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