noun ep·i·gone \ˈe-pə-ˌgōn\

Definition of EPIGONE

:  follower, disciple; also :  an inferior imitator
ep·i·gon·ic \ˌe-pə-ˈgä-nik\ or epig·o·nous \i-ˈpi-gə-nəs, e-\ adjective
epig·o·nism \-ˈpi-gə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Examples of EPIGONE

  1. <few of director Alfred Hitchcock's many epigones possess much of the master's wit or style>

Origin of EPIGONE

German, from Latin epigonus successor, from Greek epigonos, from epigignesthai to be born after, from epi- + gignesthai to be born — more at kin
First Known Use: 1865

Other Fine Arts Terms

Gothic, baroque, bas-relief, limn, oeuvre, pastiche, rococo, sfumato


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