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epigram

ep·i·gram

epigram

 
 
pronunciation:
e p graem
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short, pithy, often paradoxical sentence.
"Youth is wasted on the young" is a popular epigram.
definition 2: a short terse poem, distinguished by wit and irony.
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