epigrammatism
noun see epigram

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • epigrammatism — [ep΄ə gram′ə tiz΄əm] n. the use of epigrams, or a style characterized by epigram epigrammatist n. * * * ep·i·gram·ma·tism (ĕp ĭ grămʹə tĭz əm) n. Literary style marked by the use of epigrams.   ep i·gramʹma·tist n. * * * …   Universalium

  • epigrammatism — [ep΄ə gram′ə tiz΄əm] n. the use of epigrams, or a style characterized by epigram epigrammatist n …   English World dictionary

  • epigrammatism — ˌepəˈgraməˌtizəm noun ( s) Etymology: epigrammatic + ism : epigrammatic quality the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general style Jane Austen …   Useful english dictionary

  • epigrammatism — n. epigrammatic style, quality of being witty and concise …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epigrammatism — ep·i·gram·ma·tism …   English syllables

  • epigrammatism — /ɛpiˈgræmətɪzəm/ (say epee gramuhtizuhm), /ɛpə / (say epuh ) noun epigrammatic character or style …   Australian English dictionary

  • epigram — noun Etymology: Middle English epigrame, from Latin epigrammat , epigramma, from Greek, from epigraphein to write on, inscribe, from epi + graphein to write more at carve Date: 15th century 1. a concise poem dealing pointedly and often… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epigrammatist — See epigrammatism. * * * …   Universalium

  • epigrammatic — epigrammatically, adv. epigrammatism /ep i gram euh tiz euhm/, n. /ep i greuh mat ik/, adj. 1. of or like an epigram; terse and ingenious in expression. 2. containing or favoring the use of epigrams. Also, epigrammatical. [1695 1705; < L… …   Universalium

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