Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

in a word

Definition of in a word

  1. :  very briefly :  in short —used to indicate that one is saying something by using only one word or by using as few words as possible <Our answer, in a word, is no.>



Word by Word Definitions

wordplay
  1. :  something that is said

    :  talk, discourse

    :  the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. :  speak

    :  to express in words :  phrase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up in a word? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!