Definition of terseness in US English:

terseness

noun

  • See terse

    • ‘This insightful writing is complemented by direction that has a levelheaded terseness to it, that always keeps the film centered, and propels it forward to its inevitable climax.’
    • ‘The bell boys and concierge are overrun at times with mountains of luggage and shuttle bus responsibilities and so can be forgiven their occasional terseness.’
    • ‘Murakami writes with a terseness that might be called minimalist, but the stories achieve a splendidly unminimalist richness, often taking on the potency of fable.’
    • ‘She opened her mouth to protest, but found Abigale had already turned to leave, severing their conversation with a startling terseness.’
    • ‘Note again the terseness, the declarative and documentary force of Lee's voice.’

Pronunciation

terseness

/ˈtərsnəs//ˈtərsnəs/