A motto or quotation, as at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.(noun)
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Use "epigraph" in a sentence
"The epigraph is by Javier Marías, who could probably discuss this subject much better, since I consider this a difficult question."
"My epigraph is similarly striking: When language fails us, when we fail each other there is no exorcism."
"I did check, wondering if it should be an "e" as in "epigraph". posted by Hal Duncan | 2: 46 PM"