Sunday, March 13, 2011


I don't at all know if I am spelling it right, but Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) just used it on a CBS interview. Epigramatic: the ability to write like Hemingway in your tweets.

ep·i·gram·mat·ic  [ep-i-gruh-mat-ik] Show IPA

of or like an epigram;  terse and ingenious in expression.
containing or favoring the use of epigrams.
Also, ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal.

1695–1705;  < Latin epigrammaticus  < Greek epigrammatikós,  equivalent to epigrammat-  (stem of epígramma ) epigram  + -ikos -ic

ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
ep·i·gram·ma·tism [ep-i-gram-uh-tiz-uhm] Show IPA, noun
non·ep·i·gram·mat·ic, adjective
non·ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·ep·i·gram·mat·ic, adjective
un·ep·i·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged
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epigram  (ˈɛpɪˌɡræm) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
1. a witty, often paradoxical remark, concisely expressed
2. a short, pungent, and often satirical poem, esp one having a witty and ingenious ending
[C15: from Latin epigramma,  from Greek: inscription, from epigraphein  to write upon, from graphein  to write]

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