noun ep·i·graph \ˈe-pə-ˌgraf\

Definition of EPIGRAPH

:  an engraved inscription
:  a quotation set at the beginning of a literary work or one of its divisions to suggest its theme

Origin of EPIGRAPH

Greek epigraphē, from epigraphein
First Known Use: 1624

Other Printing Terms

errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow


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