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"terse" in British English

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terseadjective

uk   /tɜːs/ us   /tɝːs/
tersely
adverb uk   /ˈtɜːs.li/ us   /ˈtɝːs.li/
"Storm coming," he said tersely.
terseness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtɜːs.nəs/ us   /ˈtɝːs.nəs/
(Definition of terse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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terseadjective

us   /tɜrs/
using few words: He was shouting terse orders for vehicles to pull over.
tersely
adverb us   /ˈtɜr·sli/
"Storm coming," he said tersely.
(Definition of terse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “terse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 简短生硬的, 简要的…
in Turkish kısa ve öz…
in Russian краткий, лаконичный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 簡短生硬的, 簡要的…
in Polish zdawkowy…
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