Definition of Epigrammatic

1. Adjective. Terse and witty and like a maxim. "Much given to apothegmatic instruction"

Exact synonyms: Aphoristic, Apothegmatic
Similar to: Concise
Derivative terms: Aphorism, Apothegm, Epigram



Definition of Epigrammatic

1. Adjective. having the characteristics of an epigram ¹

2. Adjective. containing or using epigrams ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epigrammatic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epigrammatic

epignathous
epignathus
epigon
epigonation
epigonations
epigone
epigones
epigoni
epigonic
epigonism
epigonisms
epigonous
epigons
epigonus
epigram
epigrammatic (current term)
epigrammatical
epigrammatically
epigrammatism
epigrammatisms
epigrammatist
epigrammatists
epigrammatize
epigrammatized
epigrammatizer
epigrammatizers
epigrammatizes
epigrammatizing
epigramme
epigrammes

Literary usage of Epigrammatic

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1. The Elements of Rhetoric by James De Mille (1882)
"epigrammatic STYLE. Another style associated with vivacity is that which is ... The characteristics of the epigrammatic style are—comparison, metaphor, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"or with epigrammatic mottoes (see Fig. 56). FTG. 56.—Early majolica plate, in blue and yellow lustre only, mide at Pesaro or ..."

3. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by Charles Mills Gayley, Clement Calhoun Young, Benjamin Putnam Kurtz, George Saintsbury, Archibald Geikie, Solomon Francis Gingerich, Francis Turner Palgrave (1897)
"CHAPTER III LANDSCAPE IN GREEK LYRICAL, IDYLLIC, AND epigrammatic POETRY LYRICAL poetry, whether in its first natural use as the expression of personal ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"... play is vividly clear, and the strongly contrasted characters stand out with great distinctness, while the dialogue is epigrammatic and full of power. ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Its trim neatness and epigrammatic point are Pope's, of course, and not Homer's. This is how Hi y.tut more literally translates the same lines : To thrust ..."

6. Literary Composition: A Practicable Method of Learning to Write Effectively by Sherwin Cody (1918)
"Crane's style has a literary turn and quality which will not be found in the epigrammatic advertisement, chiefly because Crane is descriptive, ..."

7. A Treatise on English Punctuation: With an Appendix, Containing Rules on the by John Wilson (1899)
"... and where there is an unexpected or epigrammatic turn in the sentiment. EXAMPLES. 1. Was there ever a bolder captain of a more valiant band? ..."

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