Meaning of epitaph

ep•i•taph

Pronunciation: (ep'i-taf", -täf"), [key]
— n.
  1. a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site.
  2. a brief poem or other writing in praise of a deceased person.
—v.t.
  1. to commemorate in or with an epitaph.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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