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"epigram" in British English

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epigramnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈep.ɪ.ɡræm/
a ​short saying or ​poem that ​expresses an ​idea in a ​clever, ​funny way: One of ​Oscar Wilde's most ​frequentlyquoted epigrams is "I can ​resist everything except ​temptation".
epigrammatic
adjective uk   /ˌep.ɪ.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈmæt̬-/
(Definition of epigram from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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epigramnoun [C]

 us   /ˈep·ɪˌɡræm/
a ​short saying or ​poem that ​expresses an ​idea in an ​amusing way
(Definition of epigram from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “epigram”
in Chinese (Simplified) 诙谐短诗, 警句, 隽语…
in Chinese (Traditional) 詼諧短詩, 警句, 雋語…
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