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epigram

noun [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 frequently quoted epigrams is "I can resist everything except temptation".
epigrammatic
adjective uk   /ˌep.ɪ.ɡrəˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈmæt̬-/
Translations of “epigram”
in Chinese (Traditional) 詼諧短詩, 警句, 雋語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诙谐短诗, 警句, 隽语…
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