brev|i|ty

brev|i|ty «BREHV uh tee», noun, plural -ties.
1. shortness; briefness: »

The brevity of the concert disappointed the audience.

2. shortness in speech or writing; contraction into a few words; conciseness: »

Brevity in storytelling makes the story more exciting. Brevity is the soul of wit (Shakespeare).

SYNONYM(S): succinctness, terseness.
[< Latin brevitās < brevis short]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • brev — brev; brev·i·ger; brev·i·ped; brev·i·ty; brev·it; …   English syllables

  • brev — sb., et, e, ene, i sms. brev , fx brevbunke, brevbærer …   Dansk ordbog

  • brev·i·ty — /ˈbrɛvəti/ noun [noncount] : the quality of being brief: such as a : the use of few words to say something I ve omitted certain passages for the sake of brevity. [=because I want to be brief] The book s major flaw is its brevity. “ …   Useful english dictionary

  • brev. — 1. brevet. 2. brevier. * * * …   Universalium

  • brev — • skrivelse …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • brèv — bravo …   Dizionario Materano

  • Brev. — brevis, short …  

  • brev — i (L). Short …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • brev — abbreviation 1. brevet 2. brevier …   Useful english dictionary

  • brev. — 1. brevet. 2. brevier …   Useful english dictionary

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