Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of brachylogy in English:
noun[mass noun] rare
Excessive briefness in speech or writing.
- 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'.
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