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motto

mot·to

motto

 
pronunciation:
ma to
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part of speech: noun
inflections: mottoes, mottos
definition 1: a short phrase used to recall or exemplify a philosophy, code of behavior, or the like.
Her motto was "Use your head".
synonyms:
adage, maxim, proverb, saw, slogan, watchword
similar words:
aphorism, apothegm, byword, catchword, dictum, precept, saying, shibboleth
definition 2: a word, phrase, or sentence inscribed on or attached to a coin, building, or other object, as being appropriate to that object.
synonyms:
epigraph, inscription, legend
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