The definition of laconic refers to someone who doesn't talk a lot or uses very few words.
An example of laconic is saying "fine" in response to a question of how work was.
brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words
Origin of laconicClassical Latin Laconicus ; from Classical Greek Lak?nikos, Laconian ; from Lak?n, a Laconian, Spartan
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.
Origin of laconicLatin Lac&omacron;nicus, Spartan, from Greek Lak&omacron;nikos, from Lak&omacron;n, a Spartan (from the reputation of the Spartans for brevity of speech).
(comparative more laconic, superlative most laconic)