Definition of epigram:
- 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.
- An effusion of wit; a bright thought tersely and sharply expressed, whether in verse or prose.
- The style of the epigram.
- "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
The epigram and the praises of strength and beauty provoked no protest or dissatisfaction, as those who had seen the German production expected they would, nor was the audience in the least shocked when the wife holds the torch for her husband and lover to fight, nor when, at the close of the encounter, she purposely throws it down.- "Oscar Wilde", Leonard Cresswell Ingleby.
- "Love Me Little, Love Me Long", Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English.