Definition of brevity in English:

brevity

Syllabification: brev·i·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈbrevitē
 
/

noun

Phrases

brevity is the soul of wit

proverb The essence of a witty statement lies in its concise wording and delivery.
[from Shakespeare's Hamlet ii. ii. 90]
More example sentences
  • We're all forgetting that brevity is the soul of wit.
  • And since brevity is the soul of wit, I will be brief: GET THEE TO A NUNNERY!
  • If brevity is the soul of wit, then Marshall is witless.

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French brievete, from Latin brevitas, from brevis 'brief'.

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