breviloquent

[ bre-vil-uh-kwuhnt ]
/ brɛˈvɪl ə kwənt /

adjective

speaking or expressed in a concise or terse style; using brevity of speech: In the memorial to her family, references to her brother were tellingly breviloquent.

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Origin of breviloquent

First recorded in 1895–1900; brevi- + Latinloquent-, stem of loquēns, present participle of loquī “to speak”

OTHER WORDS FROM breviloquent

brev·il·o·quence, nounbrev·il·o·quent·ly, adverb
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