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epigram

noun [C]     /ˈep.ɪ.ɡræm/
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     /ˌep.ɪ.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪk/ US  /-ˈmæt̬-/ adjective Types of film, play, book etc.
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