What does the word epigram mean?

Usage examples for epigram

  1. She had unwittingly made an epigram. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. A successful epigram at another's expense gives many of us more pleasure than a compliment paid to ourselves. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  3. Molly, says Dr. Johnson, was a beauty and a scholar, and a wit and a Whig; and she talked all in praise of liberty: and so I made this epigram upon her. – Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of his life by Hesther Lynch Piozzi