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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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Among them, like the "jocoso" of a Spanish play, full of wit and epigrammatic sallies, another girl was watching the rest with a comprehensive glance, making them laugh, and tossing up her head, too lively and arch not to be pretty.
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The epigrammatic saying that speech has been given to us for the purpose of concealing our thoughts came into his mind.
To drive home his point, he also quoted the great playwright William Shakespeare who wrote in an epigrammatic tone: 'The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
The compactness of these poems gives them an epigrammatic quality, but reading a number of them in succession puts one more in mind of Montaigne than of Martial.
He also added more user-friendly transitional materials, some longer notes, epigrammatic case quotes at the beginning of each chapter, and relevant images which add humor, human interest, and perspective.
His work--which has won nearly every major poetry honor, beginning with the Yale Younger Poets Prize for his first book, Some Trees--is at once lyrical and disjunctive, as epigrammatic as it is puzzling.
Nevertheless, it seems visibly pitched at a rather low level of film-making, appealing to beginners and undergraduate students rather than those who desire more complex and nuanced approaches to the art of film Those seeking pithy explanations and pragmatism, with copious illustrations, will find plenty to satisfy here; I became tired, rather quickly, of the epigrammatic and emphatic style, and absence of engagement with the complexities of narrative and aesthetics.
When Primo Levi died in 1987 at age 67, after falling down the stairwell of his apartment building in Turin, Italy, his fellow writer and survivor Elie Wiesel delivered an epigrammatic coroner's report: "Primo Levi died at Auschwitz forty years later.