epitomy vs epitome :

epitomy or epitome

Nothing makes you look quite so foolish as spelling a sophisticated wordincorrectly. Taken directly from Greek, where it means “abridgement,”“epitome” is now most often used to designate an extremelyrepresentative example of the general class: “Snow White is the epitomeof a Disney cartoon feature.” Those who don’t misspell this word oftenmispronounce it, misled by its spelling, as “EP-i-tohm,” but the properpronunciation is “ee-PIT-o-mee.” The word means “essence,” not “climax,”so instead of writing “the market had reached the epitome of frenziedselling at noon,” use “peak” or a similar word.

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Definitions

  • n  a standard or typical example
  • n  a brief abstract (as of an article or book)
News & Articles

  • Block Party: Day 3
    SEATTLE — It’s was the epitomy of “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday” when the Flaming Lips closed out this year’s Capital Hill Block Party weekend with a spectacular light, confetti and stage show. Also playing Sunday were Seattle’s the Grizzled Mighty — …
    July 29, 2013 - Q13 FOX Seattle

  • Why Is Terrell Owens Still Unemployed?
    An elder Terrell Owens silenced his nagging critics. After a messy divorce in Philadelphia with the Eagles, the 34-year-old Dallas Cowboy, who hadn't made the Pro Bowl in two years, caught 81 passes for 1,355 yards with 15 touchdowns and was a First-Team All-Pro.  The year was 2007. From that point forward, the new-age epitome of a media-craving diva wide receiver—someone who coincidentally had ...
    June 13, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Carolina Panthers: How Ted Ginn Jr. Can Become Cam Newton's Best Friend
    While Ted Ginn Jr. has been the epitome of a draft bust, one can hope that his career will be resurrected with Cam Newton throwing him passes.  On paper, it's definitely a long shot. Ginn serves as a symbol of the Miami Dolphins' drafting ineptitude, as the team selected him with the ninth pick in the 2007 NFL draft. After playing for the franchise for just three seasons, the Dolphins decided to ...
    June 12, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Carolina Panthers: How Ted Ginn Jr. Can Become Cam Newton's Best Friend
    While Ted Ginn Jr. has been the epitome of a draft bust, one can hope that his career will be resurrected with Cam Newton throwing him passes.  On paper, it's definitely a long shot. Ginn serves as a symbol of the Miami Dolphins' drafting ineptitude, as the team selected him with the ninth pick in the 2007 NFL draft. After playing for the franchise for just three seasons, the Dolphins decided to ...
    June 12, 2013 - Bleacher Report