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epitaph

ep·i·taph

epitaph

 
 
pronunciation:
e p taef
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: on a gravestone or tomb, an inscription commemorating the dead person.
For his epitaph, his widow chose words from one of his favorite poems.
definition 2: a brief writing in praise of one who has died.
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derivations: epitaphic (adj.), epitaphist (n.)
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