What is another word for epitaph?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛpɪtˌaf] (IPA)

An epitaph is a brief inscription on a tombstone that serves as a tribute to the deceased. There are several synonyms for the word epitaph that one can use to refer to this tradition. One of the most common options is memorial, which denotes anything that serves as a remembrance of someone who has passed away. Another synonym is eulogy, which refers to a speech or piece of writing that praises the deceased. A third option is tribute, which refers to any expression of respect or admiration for someone who has died. Other synonyms include remembrance, memorialization, and commemoration, all of which suggest a sense of honoring someone's legacy.

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Usage examples for Epitaph

The roses have brought back to my mind the epitaph on the tombstone: So the early fading of the rose Is to be envied: it is repose?
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse
The husband is probably writing her epitaph.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)"
Mrs. Sutherland Orr
We will close our studies on this subject with a copy of an epitaph written in remembrance of these old-time institutions.
"England in the Days of Old"
William Andrews

Famous quotes with Epitaph

  • I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: "What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me."
    Joseph Addison
  • It's not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I'm not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn't interest me.
    Alan Alda
  • An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.
    Irvin S. Cobb
  • Let no man write my epitaph... When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then shall my character be vindicated, then may my epitaph be written.
    Robert Emmet
  • Let there be no inscription upon my tomb; let no man write my epitaph: no man can write my epitaph.
    Robert Emmet

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