Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 17th century
Of the nature or in the style of an epigram; concise, clever, and amusing.
Examples of Epigrammatic in a sentence
"Taylor’s epigrammatic wit always lands her at the center of a party."
"He had a distinctly epigrammatic writing style."
Popularity Over Time
Epigrammatic originated from the word epigram, a noun that describes a short and witty poem or verse. While the modern usage of the developed from French, its roots are in the Latin word “epigramma” (an inscription) and the Greek words “epigramma” (an inscription on a tomb or public monument) and “epigraphen” (to write on or inscribe).
Did you Know?
Epigrammatic is an adjective for describing something in the style of an epigram — a pithy saying or remark that expresses an idea in a concise yet clever fashion. From quotes on inspirational posters to one-liners from an action movie, if it’s clever and concise, it’s epigrammatic.