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witticism, quip; ingenious saying tersely expressed
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epigraph – an inscription on a building or statue; quotation at the beginning of a book or chapter
1. A short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation.
2. A concise, clever, often paradoxical statement.
3. Epigrammatic discourse or expression.
1. a witty, often paradoxical remark, concisely expressed
2. (Poetry) a short, pungent, and often satirical poem, esp one having a witty and ingenious ending
[C15: from Latin epigramma, from Greek: inscription, from epigraphein to write upon, from graphein to write]
ˌepigramˈmatic, ˌepigramˈmatical adj
1. a witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
2. epigrammatic expression: a genius for epigram.
3. a short, concise poem, often satirical, displaying a witty or ingenious turn of thought.
a pithy statement, often containing a paradox. — epigrammatist, n.See also: Proverbs
a pithy statement, often containing a paradox.See also: Language
A brief but memorable statement making a pithy observation.
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