Origin of laconicClassical Latin Laconicus from Classical Greek Lak?nikos, Laconian from Lak?n, a Laconian, Spartan
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.
Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.
Origin of laconicLatin Lacōnicus Spartan from Greek Lakōnikos from Lakōn a Spartan (from the reputation of the Spartans for brevity of speech)
(comparative more laconic, superlative most laconic)
- However, their mystery is only a superficial illusion that is enhanced by Virgo's curt and laconic communication style.
- It involves a slow, laconic vocals and slowed beats.
- He raised both eyebrows with a laconic grin.
- Cato labours to express himself in an awkward and laconic epistle, apologizing for its length.
- So little did he understand the seriousness of the situation that, when the laconic message "All is over!"