Aphorism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæfərɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word aphorism
Brit.  |ˈafərɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word aphorism

noun

- a short pithy instructive saying (syn: apophthegm, apothegm)

Examples

When decorating, remember the familiar aphorism, “less is more.”

...what does the aphorism “Hindsight is 20/20” mean?...

Word forms

noun
singular: aphorism
plural: aphorisms
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