Definition of epigram in English:

epigram

Line breaks: epi|gram
Pronunciation: /ˈɛpɪgram
 
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noun

Derivatives

epigrammatist

Pronunciation: /-ˈgramətɪst/
noun
More 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

Pronunciation: /-ˈgramətʌɪz/
(also epigrammatise) verb

Origin

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

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