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Meaning of BREVITY

Pronunciation:  'brevitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the attribute of being brief or fleeting
  2. [n]  the use of brief expressions
 

BREVITY is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: briefness, transience
 
 See Also: duration, length, terseness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Brev"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Brevities}. [L. brevitas, fr.
brevis short: cf. F. bri[`e]vit['e]. See {Brief}.]
1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity
   of human life.

2. Contraction into few words; conciseness.

         Brevity is the soul of wit.           --Shak.

         This argument is stated by St. John with his usual
         elegant brevity and simplicity.       --Bp. Porteus.

Syn: Shortness; conciseness; succinctness; terseness.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: brachylogy, briefness, brusqueness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision, crispness, curtness, dumbness, economy, economy of words, instantaneousness, laconicalness, laconicism, laconism, littleness, lowness, muteness, obmutescence, pauciloquy, pithiness, pointedness, quietness, quietude, reserve, sententiousness, short time, shortness, silence, sparingness of words, speechlessness, succinctness, summariness, swiftness, taciturnity, terseness, transience, unloquaciousness, untalkativeness, wordlessness
 

 

 

 

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