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


[ˌɛpɪgrəˈmætɪkl] epigrammatic [ˌɛpɪgrəˈmætɪk] adjepigrammatico/a
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For example, from the contrasts and juxtapositions that are bandied gaily about it is possible to divine, among other potentially epigrammatical lines of thought, that while children fantasise to escape innocence, adults do so to recapture it.
6) Michael McFee, "The Epigrammatical Fred Chappell," Southern Literary Journal, 31 (Spring 1999), 96.
But even in the epigrammatical urban voice of the city, at least in Giancarlo Consonni's clear, breezy poetry, there persists an implied undercurrent of brotherhood among the living representatives of these two worlds, so intensly lived by the pen of the poet.