a. brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are laconic types: strong men of few words.
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Levin smiled joyfully; he was struck by this transition from the confused, verbose discussion with Pestsov and his brother to this laconic, clear, almost wordless communication of the most complex ideas.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Van Helsing is laconic; he tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays them well to make the exchange of horses.
Frank did not know she had received a laconic letter from Will, relating that Jonas Wilkerson had paid another call at Tara and, finding her gone to Atlanta, had stormed about until Will and Ashley threw him bodily off the place.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Lockwood: and at the period of which I speak, he was just the same as then; only fonder of continued solitude, and perhaps still more laconic in company.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context