brevity brevity  /b ˈrɛ və ti/


  1. (n) the attribute of being brief or fleeting
  2. (n) the use of brief expressions



  • Speeches in the United Nations assembly are not known for brevity.


  • How are the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff ratings on NBC?

    The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs haven’t lacked for drama. Some of that drama arrived in the form of Game 7 battles in five series. But some of that drama was also due to brevity: The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh … Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "They've become so well-produced that it doesn't feel as MTV as in the early days," Burnett said Thursday. "MTV invented brevity in television, quick-cutting and (the idea) that anything could happen."
    on Jan 11, 2007 By: Mark Burnett Source: FOXNews

  2. ​When English poet Alexander Pope said "Brevity is the soul of genius," he was probably talking about heroic couplets -- or kidding (after all, he's partly famous for his translations of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad).
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Alexander Pope Source: Phoenix New Times (blog)

  3. Even Shakespeare said "Brevity is the soul of wit."
    on Dec 1, 2006 By: William Shakespeare Source: Orlando Sentinel

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