1. adage

noun. ['ˈædədʒ'] a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.


  • locution
  • saw
  • expression
  • saying
  • proverb


  • euphemism
  • misconstruction


  • adage (French)
  • adagium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Adage

  • madej

How do you pronounce adage?

Pronounce adage as ˈædəʤ.

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Sentences with adage

1. Noun, singular or mass
Keep this old adage in mind: Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.

Quotes about adage

1. I really subscribe to that old adage that you should never let the audience get ahead of you for a second. So if the film's abrasive and wrongfoots people then, y'know, that's great. But I hope it involves an audience.
- Paul Thomas Anderson

2. I hope telling stories though 'Making a Difference' - as in my academic work and nonprofit work - will help me to live my grandmother's adage of 'Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.'
- Chelsea Clinton

3. Einmal ist keinmal, says Tomas to himself. What happens but once, says the German adage, might as well not have happened at all. If we have only one life to live, we might as well not have lived at all.
- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being