Given to shortness or abruptness in manner or speech; curt.(adjective)
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Use "short-spoken" in a sentence
"Often it made him cross and short-spoken with her."
"Though short-spoken, he could wax colorful when he wanted."
"Into the stunned silence that followed this outburst from short-spoken, reticent Olive, there came a new voice; such a sweet, lovely voice with"