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epigram

Saltos de línea: epi|gram
Pronunciación: /ˈɛpɪɡram
 
/

Definición de epigram en inglés:

sustantivo

1A pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way: a Wildean epigram
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • So, after weeks of intense preparation, I have come up with several epigrams so devastatingly clever in their sarcasm that my adversaries will be forced to admit defeat and submit to my will immediately.
  • Many blogs feature in their heading a maxim, aphorism, saying, adage, axiom, saw, proverb, epigram or precept.
  • This was one of the reasons that people spent more time making up pithy aphorisms and witty epigrams.
Sinónimos
quip, witticism, gem, play on words, jest, pun, sally, nice turn of phrase;
Frenchbon mot, double entendre, jeu d'esprit
proverb, saying, maxim, adage, axiom, aphorism, saw, gnome, dictum, precept, epigraph, motto, catchphrase;
cliché, truism, commonplace;
words of wisdom, pearls of wisdom
informal (old) chestnut
1.1A short poem, especially a satirical one, with a witty or ingenious ending.
Example sentences
  • He was one of the most versatile of Roman poets, who wrote love poems, elegies, and satirical epigrams with equal success.
  • The papyrus bears 112 short poems called epigrams.
  • The Greek Anthology, a collection of erotic and witty epigrams compiled from classical to Byzantine times, pales beside it.

Origen

late Middle English: from French épigramme, or Latin epigramma, from Greek, from epi 'upon, in addition' + gramma (see -gram1).

Derivados

epigrammatist

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈɡramətɪst/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • ‘Painting is silent poetry,’ the Greek poet and epigrammatist Simonides wrote, ‘and poetry is painting that speaks.’
  • Compared to her, Whitman is an epigrammatist.
  • One grisly epigrammatist conceived an imaginary poem.

epigrammatize

2
Pronunciación: /-ˈɡramətʌɪz/
(also epigrammatise) verbo

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