Definition of “terse” - English Dictionary

“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)

“terse” in American English

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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)