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Monday, July 13

Breviloquent

[brə-VIL-ə-kwent]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid-19th century

1.

(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words; concise.

Examples of Breviloquent in a sentence

"Usually he was breviloquent, but he went into great detail when describing his favorite book."

"If you find it hard to be breviloquent, ask someone to edit your paper before submitting it for a grade."

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About Breviloquent

There's eloquent, and then there's breviloquent. If someone describes you as the former, they're admiring your ability to be fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing. If you're the latter, you may still be eloquent, but you're concise about it.

Did you Know?

Brevity is the soul of wit. Thanks again, Shakespeare. These words that appear in "Hamlet" sum up the opinion that less is more, at least when it comes to your word choices.

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