Definitions for laconically
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
using few words; terse; concise:
a laconic reply.
Origin of laconic:
1580–90; < L Lacōnicus < Gk Lakōnikós Laconian =Lákōn a Laconian +-ikos -ic
laconically, dryly, drily(adverb)
in a dry laconic manner
"I know that," he said dryly
In a terse manner, given to using few words.
Calvin Coolidge was so laconic that when a long winded dinner companion said "I bet I can get you to say three words," he replied "you lose."
Origin: From Laconia, the section of ancient Greece the Spartans came from, who were notoriously short of speech.
in a laconic manner
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