short-spo·​ken ˈshȯrt-ˌspō-kən How to pronounce short-spoken (audio)
: curt

Examples of short-spoken in a Sentence

don't expect much information or friendly chitchat from the short-spoken villagers

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of short-spoken was in 1865

Dictionary Entries Near short-spoken

Cite this Entry

“Short-spoken.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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