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elliptical

variants: or elliptic

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1 having an often intentionally veiled or uncertain meaning

  • the poet's elliptical style is such that the reader often senses that an allusion is being made—but to what exactly?
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2 having the shape of an egg

  • the villaʼs marble pool is surrounded by an elliptic arrangement of ancient Greek statuary
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oval, ovate, ovoid (also ovoidal)

3 marked by the use of few words to convey much information or meaning

  • his elliptical replies can seem rude to some people, but that's just his way
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