epigram vs quip what difference

what is difference between epigram and quip

English

Alternative forms

  • epigramme

Etymology

From Middle French epigramme, from Latin epigramma, from Ancient Greek ἐπίγραμμα (epígramma, inscription).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛpɪɡɹæm/

Noun

epigram (plural epigrams)

  1. (obsolete) An inscription in stone.
  2. A brief but witty saying.
  3. A short, witty or pithy poem.

Related terms

  • epigrammatic
  • epigrammatist

Translations

Further reading

  • epigram on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Epigram in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • primage

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛpɪɡram]
  • Hyphenation: epi‧gram

Noun

epigram m inan

  1. epigram

Declension


Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French épigramme or Latin epigramma, from Ancient Greek ἐπίγραμμα (epígramma).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌeː.piˈɣrɑm/
  • Hyphenation: epi‧gram
  • Rhymes: -ɑm

Noun

epigram n (plural epigrammen, diminutive epigrammetje n)

  1. epigram (short, pithy poem)
    Synonym: puntdicht

Derived terms

  • epigrammatisch
  • epigrammatist

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /epǐɡram/
  • Hyphenation: e‧pi‧gram

Noun

epìgram m (Cyrillic spelling епѝграм)

  1. epigram

Declension



English

Etymology

Perhaps from Latin quippe (indeed), ultimately quid (what).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kwĭp, IPA(key): /kwɪp/, [kʰw̥ɪp]
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Noun

quip (plural quips)

  1. A smart, sarcastic turn or jest; a taunt; a severe retort or comeback; a gibe.
    • 1645, John Milton, L’Allegro
      Quips, and cranks, and wanton wiles.
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Death of the Old Year
      He was full of joke and jest, / But all his merry quips are o’er.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:joke

Derived terms

  • quipful

Translations

Verb

quip (third-person singular simple present quips, present participle quipping, simple past and past participle quipped)

  1. (intransitive) To make a quip.
  2. (transitive) To taunt; to treat with quips.
    • 1957, H. E. Bates, Death of a Huntsman
      He did not really mind being quipped; the city gentlemen made him used to that sort of thing.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Puqi

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