Definition of brevity is the soul of wit in English:

brevity is the soul of wit

phrase

proverb
  • The essence of a witty statement lies in its concise wording and delivery.

    • ‘Shakespeare said that brevity is the soul of wit - he must have written a few executive summaries!’
    • ‘We're all forgetting that brevity is the soul of wit.’
    • ‘If brevity is the soul of wit, then Marshall is witless.’
    • ‘And since brevity is the soul of wit, I will be brief: GET THEE TO A NUNNERY!’
    • ‘Both of their guitars seem to be learning that brevity is the soul of wit, and discretion that of power.’