epigrammatically

epigrammatic

[ep-i-gruh-mat-ik]
adjective
1.
of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression.
2.
containing or favoring the use of epigrams.
Also, epigrammatical.


Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin epigrammaticus < Greek epigrammatikós, equivalent to epigrammat- (stem of epígramma) epigram + -ikos -ic

epigrammatically, adverb
epigrammatism [ep-i-gram-uh-tiz-uhm] , noun
nonepigrammatic, adjective
nonepigrammatically, adverb
unepigrammatic, adjective
unepigrammatically, adverb
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epigram (ˈɛpɪˌɡræm)
 
n
1.  a witty, often paradoxical remark, concisely expressed
2.  a short, pungent, and often satirical poem, esp one having a witty and ingenious ending
 
[C15: from Latin epigramma, from Greek: inscription, from epigraphein to write upon, from graphein to write]
 
epigram'matic
 
adj
 
epigram'matically
 
adv

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