Origin of epigram
Words nearby epigram
How to use epigram in a sentence
It was only when I left home that I realized how unusual it was to have a mother and grandmother who tossed off perfect pies the way some people drop witty epigrams — and how borderline miraculous their pie crusts were.America forgot how to make proper pie. Can we remember before it’s too late?|Megan McArdle|July 1, 2021|Washington Post
Morton emailed me the following epigram from the poet Humbert Wolfe.
"And she would sacrifice Him and all his archangels to an epigram," thought Isabel, who was somewhat shocked.
"I wonder if she has ever tried to condense rudeness into an epigram," said Isabel viciously, pausing in her narrative.
Page after page—full of caustic satire, humorous sally and profound epigram—fairly bristles with merriment.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
One should delight in truth; I do delight in epigram; there seems little chance for choice here.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Then he smiled grimly, thinking of Voltaire's cruel epigram—that "letters addressed to posterity seldom reach their destination!"Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for epigram
Derived forms of epigramepigrammatic, adjectiveepigrammatically, adverb
Word Origin for epigram
Cultural definitions for epigram
Any pithy, witty saying or short poem. An aphorism can serve as an epigram, if it is brief.