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1. epitaph

noun. ['ˈɛpəˌtæf'] an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there.

Synonyms

  • inscription

Etymology

  • epitafe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • epitaphium (Latin)

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Rhymes with Epitaph

  • bickerstaff
  • biggerstaff
  • falstaff
  • flagstaff
  • grandstaff
  • grandstaff
  • grindstaff
  • hackstaff
  • longstaff
  • overstaff
  • pinkstaff
  • understaff
  • wagstaff

How do you pronounce epitaph?

Pronounce epitaph as ˈɛpəˌtæf.

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Sentences with epitaph


1. Noun, singular or mass
An angry resignation letter will become your epitaph.

Quotes about epitaph


1. If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDEDFOR THE EXISTENCE OF GODWAS MUSIC
- Kurt Vonnegut

2. Would you like me to [kill you] now?"asked Snape, his voice heavy with irony. "Or would you like a few moments to compose an epitaph?
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

3. And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

2. epitaph

noun. ['ˈɛpəˌtæf'] a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person.

Synonyms

  • remembrance
  • commemoration

Etymology

  • epitafe (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • epitaphium (Latin)
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