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brachylogy Line breaks: bra|chyl¦ogy
Pronunciation: /brəˈkɪlədʒi/

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Definition of brachylogy in English:

noun

[mass noun] rare
Excessive briefness in speech or writing.
Example sentences
  • The prevailing principle of the composition seems to have been the employment of the fewest words, thus rendering the work a constant brachylogy.
  • Another difficulty for a reader lies in his use of brachylogy.
  • The persistent use of brachylogy, especially in the omission of principal verbs, justifies Photius' label 'aphoristic'.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from late Latin brachylogia, from Greek brakhulogia (see brachy-, -logy).

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