Brevity of speech; conciseness.
A shortened or condensed phrase or expression.
Conciseness of speech; brevity.
An abridged expression.
(rhetoric) Any of several forms of omission of words, including the omission of an understood part of a phrase, as, the omission of "good" from "(good) morning!" (brachyology).
Origin of brachylogy
- Medieval Latin brachylogia from Greek brakhulogiā brakhu- brachy- logos speech –logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From brachy- + -logy, from Ancient Greek βραχυλογία (brakhulogia), from βραχύς (brakhus, “short”) + λογία (logia, “speech”); compare brachyology.