Proverb – A short, well-known saying stating a general truth or piece of advice
To remember the definition of the word proverb, use the following mnemonic:
The professional speaker verbally (proverb) defeated the opponent with a short general truth. "Don't count your chickens before they hatch, he said."
Examples of proverb in a sentence
An old Arab proverb says, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend".
He grinned and then uttered a Swahili proverb.
"Slow and steady wins the race" is a proverb to live by.