noun[mass noun] rare
Excessive briefness in speech or writing.
- A subject that is a part of an idiom may also be omitted by brachylogy.
- Herder is again using brachylogy here: "there must awaken" is really short for "the more there must awaken".
- The persistent use of brachylogy, especially in the omission of principal verbs, justifies Photius' label 'aphoristic'.
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