Terse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tɜːrs|  American pronunciation of the word terse
Brit.  |təːs|  British pronunciation of the word terse

adjective

- brief and to the point; effectively cut short(syn: crisp, curt, laconic)

short and terse and easy to understand

Examples

She gave me a few terse instructions and promptly left the room.

...could tell from his terse replies to my questions that he was in no mood to talk...

An eminently clear, terse, and spirited summary.

Derek's terse reply ended the conversation.

'Continue!' he said tersely.

short and terse and easy to understand

Word forms

adjective
comparative: terser
superlative: tersest
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