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Meaning of EPIGRAPH

Pronunciation:  'epu`graf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an engraved inscription
  2. [n]  a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing

EPIGRAPH is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: citation, inscription, lettering, quotation, quote



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ep"i*graph\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. ['e]pigraphe.
See {Epigram}.]
1. Any inscription set upon a building; especially, one which
   has to do with the building itself, its founding or

2. (Literature) A citation from some author, or a sentence
   framed for the purpose, placed at the beginning of a work
   or of its separate divisions; a motto.

Thesaurus Terms
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