Definitions

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  • n. Economical speech; the use of few words when speaking; laconism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Brevity in speech.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The utterance of few words.

Etymologies

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From the Classical Latin pauciloquium ("the fact of speaking few words"), from pauci- ("little”, “few") + -loquium (from loquor ("I speak")).

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  • Brevity in speech.

    May 13, 2008