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Definition of epigram:

  1. A short poem treating concisely and pointedly of a single thought or event. The modern epigram is so contrived as to surprise the reader with a witticism or ingenious turn of thought, and is often satirical in character.
  2. An effusion of wit; a bright thought tersely and sharply expressed, whether in verse or prose.
  3. The style of the epigram.

Synonyms:

quip, crack, joke, aphorism, bon mot, saying, sally, wisecrack, study at saying.

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