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ep·i·gram / ˈepiˌgram/ • n. a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way. ∎  a short poem, esp. a satirical one, having a witty or ingenious ending. DERIVATIVES: ep·i·gram·ma·tist / ˌepiˈgramətist/ n. ep·i·gram·ma·tize / ˌepiˈgraməˌtīz/ v.

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epigram XV. — F. épigramme or L. epigramma — Gr. epígramma, f. EPI- +gráphein write.
So epigraph inscription XVII; short quotation at the beginning of a work, etc. XIX. — Gr. epigraphḗ. Hence epigraphy (science of) inscriptions. XIX.

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epigram a pithy saying or remark expressing an idea in a clever and amusing way; a short poem, especially a satirical one, having a witty or ingenious ending.