What does the word laconic mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Laconically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Using few words; short and forceful; concise. laconical.

Usage examples for laconic

  1. A journal which he kept for a month or two that spring gives in laconic terms a vivid picture of those March days. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  2. The reply to this letter was laconic. – American Prisoners of the Revolution by Danske Dandridge
  3. " Yes," was the laconic answer; and the captain stood thinking for a few moments, and using the little glass he carried to sweep the mountain- side, and then the slopes and plain opening behind them. – Steve Young by George Manville Fenn