Synonyms for Epigram:


cycle, elegy, free verse, epic, ballad, blank verse, doggerel, ditty. communication (noun)
epigram (noun)
phrase (noun)
expression, slogan, mannerism, phraseology, adage, idiom, sentence, motto, catchphrase, maxim, cliche, metaphor, euphemism, locution, proverb, Verbalism, figure of speech, paragraph, phrase, clause, terminology.
witticism (noun)
bon mot, quip, study at saying, joke, aphorism, saying, motto.

Other synonyms:

blank verse, doggerel, free verse, elegy, ditty. ballad, joke. cycle. epic. Other relevant words:
ballad, bon mot, doggerel, epic, saying, cycle, quip, adage, aphorism, elegy, joke.

Usage examples for epigram

  1. A famous epigram applied to another person two centuries later, might be applied with very little difficulty or alteration to Marot. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. The origin of the name epigram – An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams by Pierre Nicole
  3. In this he expresses a truth rather than a merely clever epigram – Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting