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Definition of "brevity" []

  • The quality or state of being brief in duration. (noun)
  • Concise expression; terseness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brevity" in a sentence
  • "This brevity is also in the service of the story, the ever shrinking life of the protagonist and this in turn accomplishes a feat which wouldn't otherwise be possible in another mode of fiction."
  • "(link) A literary lesson in brevity from the kids, eh?"
  • "The wedding invitation, once the model of a certain kind of brevity, is now often a mere component of a thick dossier with multiple stamps."