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Definition of "succinct" [suc•cinct]

  • Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse: a succinct reply; a succinct style. (adjective)
  • Archaic Encircled as if by a girdle; girded. (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 "succinct" in a sentence
  • "ROBERTS: The word succinct I don't think exists in his vocabulary."
  • "Jerm is the veteran MC who knows how to ride a beat in succinct or elongated fashion depending on what’s required."
  • "It’s rather a useless exercise to try to compare the poet memoirist’s distinct writing styles, but interesting to note how his or her prose is influenced by his or her poetic sensibilities: Orr and Ríos wrote their memoirs in succinct imagistic vignettes, Rekdal and Mora in episodic event-driven chapters, and Doty and Hoffman weave multiple intricate and reflective threads into their complex storytelling."