Adage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈædɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word adage
Brit.  |ˈadɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word adage


- a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people (syn: byword, proverb, saw)


...that old adage, “the early bird gets the worm”...

the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words

Some people say that since all adages are old, the phrase “old adage” is redundant.

Word forms

singular: adage
plural: adages
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