[ ep-i-gruh-mat-ik ]
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  1. of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression.

  2. containing or favoring the use of epigrams.

Origin of epigrammatic

1695–1705; <Latin epigrammaticus<Greek epigrammatikós, equivalent to epigrammat- (stem of epígramma) epigram + -ikos-ic
  • Also ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal .

Other words from epigrammatic

  • ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • ep·i·gram·ma·tism [ep-i-gram-uh-tiz-uhm], /ˌɛp ɪˈgræm əˌtɪz əm/, noun
  • non·ep·i·gram·mat·ic, adjective
  • non·ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·ep·i·gram·mat·ic, adjective
  • un·ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby epigrammatic

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How to use epigrammatic in a sentence

  • We next note a contact with the "Yellow Book," a dip into "cleverness," into the epigrammatic genre, the bare epigrammatic style.

    Instigations | Ezra Pound