Share this entry

epigrammatic
American English: /ˌɛpəɡrəˈmædɪk/
British English: /ˌɛpɪɡrəˈmatɪk/

Translation of epigrammatic in Spanish:

adjective

  • Example sentences
    • The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is famous for saying you cannot stand in the same river twice; La Rochefoucauld perfected this epigrammatic style in the 17th century in his Maximes.
    • This epigrammatic style is fun, but if repeated one becomes aware that it points as much towards the author's cleverness as the subject in hand.
    • Bacon, in his Essays, adopts an epigrammatic style.

Definition of epigrammatic in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day exemplum
    Pronunciation: iɡˈzempləm
    noun
    an example or model...
    Cultural fact of the day

    rastro

    In some parts of Spain, the name given to a weekly open-air flea market where all kinds of items are sold is a rastro. The name El Rastro as such refers to a very big market of this type held in Madrid at weekends.