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English definition of “epigraph”

epigraph

noun [C]     /ˈep.ɪ.ɡrɑːf/ US  /-ɡræf/ specialized
a saying or a part of a poem, play, or book put at the beginning of a piece of writing to give the reader some idea of what the piece is aboutBooks and parts of books
(Definition of epigraph noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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