Pauciloquy Pau*cil"o*quy, n. [L. pauciloquium; paucus little + loqui to speak.] Brevity in speech. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pauciloquy — noun /pɔːˈsɪləkwi,pɔˈsɪləkwi,pɑˈsɪləkwi/ Economical speech; the use of few words when speaking; laconism. Ant: multiloquy See Also: loquy, pauci , pauciloquent, (ly), pauciloquous …   Wiktionary

  • pauciloquy — pau·cil·o·quy …   English syllables

  • pauciloquy —   n. brevity in speech …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pauciloquy — pȯˈsiləkwē noun ( es) Etymology: Latin pauciloquium from pauci + loquium (from loqui to speak) archaic : brevity in speech …   Useful english dictionary

  • brevity — Synonyms and related words: brachylogy, briefness, brusqueness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision, crispness, curtness, dumbness, economy, economy of words, instantaneousness, laconicalness, laconicism, laconism, littleness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • curtness — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, aggressiveness, bearishness, beastliness, bluntness, boorishness, brachylogy, brashness, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, brusquerie, churlishness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, concision,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dumbness — Synonyms and related words: anaudia, aphasia, aphonia, asininity, blockishness, boobishness, boorishness, bovinity, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, cloddishness, conciseness, crassness, crudeness, curtness, deaf muteness, denseness, density, dim …   Moby Thesaurus

  • muteness — Synonyms and related words: anaudia, aphasia, aphonia, aphrasia, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, conciseness, curtness, deaf muteness, dumbness, economy of words, inarticulateness, jargon aphasia, laconicalness, laconism, loss of speech, motor… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • quietude — Synonyms and related words: Buddha like composure, Oriental calm, arrangement, array, ataraxia, ataraxy, awful silence, brevity, briefness, brusqueness, calm disposition, calm of mind, calmness, composure, conciseness, concord, contemplation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • silence — Synonyms and related words: answer, answer conclusively, argue down, asphyxiate, ataraxia, ataraxy, blow to pieces, blow up, blunt, bottle up, brain, brevity, briefness, bring down, brusqueness, burn to death, calm, calmness, censor, choke, choke …   Moby Thesaurus

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