V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a memorial speech, poem, or short bit of writing about someone who has passed away, most often written on a tombstone

Synonyms: eulogy, inscription


Tips: An epitaph is written usually shortly after someone dies to commemorate the person's life.

Usage Examples:

My mother's gravestone has an epitaph which reads, "Devoted wife and mother." (inscription)

The epitaph he wrote for his grandfather was quite moving. (eulogy)

For devoted pet owners, there exists an online pet cemetery for sentimental epitaphs. (inscriptions)

She requested that the epitaph on her gravestone be short and sweet. (inscription)

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