ep·​i·​phan·​ic | \ ˌe-pə-ˈfa-nik How to pronounce epiphanic (audio) \

Definition of epiphanic

: of or having the character of an epiphany

Examples of epiphanic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the end, while the novel does not offer any pat answers about death, the epiphanic note about the importance of a good life instead feels simplistic. Jenny Bhatt, Star Tribune, "Review: 'The City of Good Death,' by Priyanka Champaneri," 9 Apr. 2021 This is meant to be the moment in the book: climactic, epiphanic, cathartic. Siddhartha Deb, The New Republic, "What Dave Eggers misses in his story of a Yemeni-American man’s rise," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of epiphanic

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Epiphanic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphanic. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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