epigrammatize

verb

ep·​i·​gram·​ma·​tize ˌe-pə-ˈgra-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce epigrammatize (audio)
epigrammatized; epigrammatizing

transitive verb

1
: to express in the form of an epigram
2
: to make an epigram about

intransitive verb

: to make an epigram
epigrammatizer noun

Word History

Etymology

epigrammat(ic) + -ize

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of epigrammatize was in 1691

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Cite this Entry

“Epigrammatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigrammatize. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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