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Definition of epigraph noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

epigraph

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NAmE//ˈɛpəˌɡræf//
 
 
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a line of writing, short phrase, etc. on a building or statue, or as an introduction to part of a book The epigraph to the chapter read: “One man's freedom is another man's slavery”.
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