Definition of epigram noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈepɪɡræm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈepɪɡræm//
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a short poem or phrase that expresses an idea in a clever or amusing way He always used to end his lectures with a witty summarizing epigram. See related entries: Poetry Word Originlate Middle English: from French épigramme, or Latin epigramma, from Greek, from epi ‘upon, in addition’ + gramma ‘thing written, letter of the alphabet’, from graphein ‘write’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: epigram