Origin of epigram
Synonyms for epigram
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Historical Examples of epigram
Oddly enough, this last Cockney epigram clings to my memory.
It is sometimes an epigram, and at worst it is never a quotation.
It's a common melodrama with bits of wit and epigram stuck on to it!Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
The epigram, with its faint whiff of the eighties, meant nothing.Howards End
E. M. Forster
I remember his epigram: 'Once I was the son of my father; now I am the father of my son.'A Day with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Word Origin for epigram
mid-15c., from Middle French épigramme, from Latin epigramma "an inscription," from Greek epigramma "an inscription, epitaph, epigram," from epigraphein "to write on, inscribe" (see epigraph). Related: Epigrammatist.
Any pithy, witty saying or short poem. An aphorism can serve as an epigram, if it is brief.