laconism

noun
lac·​o·​nism | \ ˈla-kə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce laconism (audio) \

Definition of laconism

1 : brevity or terseness of expression or style
2 : a laconic expression

First Known Use of laconism

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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