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epigram

noun [C] uk   /ˈep.ɪ.ɡræm/ us  
a short saying or poem that expresses an idea in a clever, funny way: One of Oscar Wilde's most frequently quoted epigrams is "I can resist everything except temptation".PoetrySentences and expressions
epigrammatic
adjective uk   /ˌep.ɪ.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/
Types of film, play, book etc.
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