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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Literary style marked by the use of epigrams.

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  • n. The use of epigrams; epigrammatical character.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of epigrams; epigrammatical character.

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Examples

  • Undue brevity degenerates into mere epigrammatism.

    The Poetic Principle

  • The work is rather too light, and bright, and sparkling; it wants shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter of sense, if it could be had; if not, of solemn specious nonsense, about something unconnected with the story; an essay on writing, a critique on Walter Scott, or the history of Buonaparte, or anything that would form a contrast, and bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general style.

    Jane Austen's Letters To Her Sister Cassandra and Others

  • a contrast, and bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general style.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters A Family Record

  • Bonaparte, or something that would form a contrast, and bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness and epigrammatism of the general style! "

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

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