Definition for EP'I-GRAM

EP'I-GRAM, n. [Gr. επιγραμμα, inscription; επι and γραμμα, a writing.]

A short poem treating only of one thing, and ending in some lively, ingenious, and natural thought. Conciseness and point form the beauty of epigrams. Epigrams were originally inscriptions on tombs, statues, temples, triumphal arches, &c. Encyc.

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