Meaning of epigram


Pronunciation: (ep'i-gram"), [key]
— n.
  1. any witty, ingenious, or pointed saying tersely expressed.
  2. epigrammatic expression: Oscar Wilde had a genius for epigram.
  3. a short, often satirical poem dealing concisely with a single subject and usually ending with a witty or ingenious turn of thought.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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