Epitome - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈpɪtəmi|  American pronunciation of the word epitome
Brit.  |ɪˈpɪtəmi|  British pronunciation of the word epitome


- a standard or typical example (syn: image, paradigm, prototype)
- a brief abstract (as of an article or book)


...the golden rule is often cited as the epitome of moral conduct: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”...

...the prestigious prep school prides itself on being widely regarded as the epitome of tradition and old-fashioned values...

...the operator of the inn is the very epitome of the genial and gracious boniface...

...with her lovely outfit and graceful manners, she was the epitome of matronly muliebrity...

She looked the epitome of elegance.

He was the very epitome of evil.

Word forms

singular: epitome
plural: epitomes
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