epigrammatic

[ep-i-gruh-mat-ik]
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Also ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal.

Origin of epigrammatic

1695–1705; < Latin epigrammaticus < Greek epigrammatikós, equivalent to epigrammat- (stem of epígramma) epigram + -ikos -ic
Related formsep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbep·i·gram·ma·tism [ep-i-gram-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌɛp ɪˈgræm əˌtɪz əm/, nounnon·ep·i·gram·mat·ic, adjectivenon·ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ep·i·gram·mat·ic, adjectiveun·ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for epigrammatic

pithy, terse, witty

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Word Origin and History for epigrammatic
adj.

1704, shortened from epigrammatical (c.1600); see epigram.

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