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Definition of "short-spoken" [short•-spo•ken]

  • Given to shortness or abruptness in manner or speech; curt. (adjective)

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 "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"
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