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 (ĕp′ĭ-grə-măt′ĭk) also ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or having the nature of an epigram.
2. Containing or given to the use of epigrams.

[Latin epigrammaticus, from Greek epigramma, epigrammat-, epigram; see epigram.]

ep′i·gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌɛp ɪ grəˈmæt ɪk)

also ep`i•gram•mat′i•cal,

1. of or like an epigram.
2. characterized by or given to the use of epigrams.
[1695–1705; < Latin < Greek]
ep`i•gram•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ep`i•gram′ma•tism (-ˈgræm əˌtɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.epigrammatic - terse and witty and like a maxim; "much given to apothegmatic instruction"
concise - expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation"


Precisely meaningful and tersely cogent:
Informal: brass-tacks.
Idioms: down to brass tacks, to the point.


[ˌepɪgrəˈmætɪk] ADJepigramático


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