Breviloquence Bre*vil"o*quence, n. [L. breviloquentia.] A brief and pertinent mode of speaking. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Styles of Speech — Here we have 54 words referring to manners or styles of speaking, words that use the suffix loquent , loquence , or loquy , from Latin loqui (to speak). While in an age of text messaging, public speaking has lost its once vaunted status as a… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • brevifoliate —   a. having short leaves.    ♦ brevilingual, a. having short tongue.    ♦ breviloquence, n. laconic manner of speech.    ♦ breviped, a. having short legs.    ♦ brevipennate, a. having short wings …   Dictionary of difficult words

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