Definition of succinct in US English:

succinct

adjective

  • (especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed.

    ‘use short, succinct sentences’
    • ‘Further, the dietetic text provided the model for the early written recipes, typically succinct and summary.’
    • ‘Each module offers a succinct summary to highlight the message given.’
    • ‘The content itself ranges in nature so greatly from chapter to chapter that no succinct description seems possible.’
    • ‘I relied on the contents of this letter as a succinct summary of the law.’
    • ‘These law professors can be succinct, not to say gnomic, not to say utterly obscure.’
    • ‘His campaign summaries and election analysis have been succinct and informative.’
    • ‘The final, and perhaps most demanding, challenge will be to craft a clear and succinct message out of what will be a complex summit process.’
    • ‘The prayer is unusually succinct: it summarizes several of the distinctive themes of the teaching of Jesus.’
    • ‘In a brief but succinct manner the chapter deals with the different joints separately in each disease.’
    • ‘It was short and succinct: good food, good value, but all the ambience of an aircraft hangar.’
    • ‘Instead it is short and succinct and defiantly lays the blame squarely on everyone else.’
    • ‘Diagrams provide succinct summaries of the chapter content, and the index is easy to use.’
    • ‘Her crisp and succinct discussion of dowry is sure to remain the classic analysis of this subject.’
    • ‘He also squeezes in a succinct outline of the social and economic histories of both countries in the periods covered.’
    • ‘Not the most eloquent of summaries but succinct if nothing else.’
    • ‘A senior business analyst at a multinational has the most succinct summary of possible remedies.’
    • ‘It was a very, with respect, succinct and brief direction given by the trial judge on the point, but we say there was no error in it.’
    • ‘There aren't many movie directors prepared to offer succinct class-war summaries in an interview.’
    • ‘The text fields are clearly separated and succinct, and keep the reader interested.’
    • ‘Stating a problem in a succinct and crisp manner tends to invite a simple elegant solution.’
    concise, short, brief, compact, condensed, crisp, laconic, terse, tight, to the point, economic, pithy, thumbnail, summary, short and sweet, in a few well-chosen words, compendious, epigrammatic, synoptic, aphoristic, gnomic
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘encircled’): from Latin succinctus ‘tucked up’, past participle of succingere, from sub- ‘from below’ + cingere ‘gird’.

Pronunciation

succinct

/sə(k)ˈsɪŋ(k)t//sə(k)ˈsiNG(k)t/