Share this entry

terse
American English: /tərs/
British English: /təːs/

Translation of terse in Spanish:

adjective

  • (answer/person)
    seco
    lacónico
    he issued a terse statement
    emitió un escueto comunicado
    to be terse with somebody
    ser seco con alguien
    Example sentences
    • The terse, 10-word motion will be considered by members in a special hour-long debate this afternoon.
    • The submitted essays range in length from a few terse words to a screenful of close type.
    • The board also issued a terse statement which was a big slap in the face for their second-largest individual shareholder.

Definition of terse in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: