Brevity definition

brĕvĭ-tē
Concise expression; terseness.
noun
23
5
The quality or state of being brief in duration.
noun
21
5
The quality of being concise; terseness.
noun
13
5
The quality of being brief; shortness of time.
noun
10
2
(uncountable) The quality of being brief in duration.
noun
1
0
Advertisement
(uncountable) Succinctness; conciseness.
noun
1
0
The definition of brevity is defined as the quality of being brief.

An example of brevity is a point made quickly and clearly.

noun
2
2
(rare, countable) A short piece of writing.
noun
0
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
brevity
Plural:
brevities

Origin of brevity

  • Latin brevitās from brevis short brief

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • from Anglo-Norman brevité < from Old French brieveté < from Latin brevitātem, accusative of brevitās, from brevis (“short”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Borrowed directly from Latin brevitās; or

    From Wiktionary