epigram

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Singular
epigram

Plural
epigrams

  1. (countable) An epigram is a short (often two-line) poem which makes a point.
    Little strokes
    Fell great oaks (Benjamin Franklin)
  2. (countable) An epigram is a short, witty saying.
    The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what 'fiction' means. (Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Ernest)