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epigrammatic

[ep-i-gruh-mat-ik] /ˌɛp ɪ grəˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression.
2.
containing or favoring the use of epigrams.
Origin of epigrammatic
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Latin epigrammaticus < Greek epigrammatikós, equivalent to epigrammat- (stem of epígramma) epigram + -ikos -ic
Related forms
epigrammatically, adverb
epigrammatism
[ep-i-gram-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˌɛp ɪˈgræm əˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonepigrammatic, adjective
nonepigrammatically, adverb
unepigrammatic, adjective
unepigrammatically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for epigrammatic
adj.

1704, shortened from epigrammatical (c.1600); see epigram.

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