Meaning of “epigraph” in the English Dictionary

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epigraphnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈep.ɪ.ɡrɑːf/ us /ˈep.ə.ɡræf/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • It would give wide latitude to a witty remark, which has become proverbial, to make it the epigraph of these memoirs. 
  • The two plays bearing as epigraph the name of that famous soldier and conspirator are a storehouse of lofty thought and splendid verse, with scarcely a flash or sparkle of dramatic action. 

(Definition of “epigraph” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)