Definition of laconic:
quiet, frosty, capsule, telegraphic, sharp, short, nippy, closemouthed, condensed, big, reserved, curt, kinky, compact, terse, summary, compendious, lean, words, tight-lipped, monosyllabic, thumbnail, brusque, silent, dumb, crispy, frizzly, economical, pithy, brusk, reticent, concise, crisp, succinct, snappy, nappy, nipping, neat, aphoristic, frizzy, apothegmatic, elliptical, sententious, style, brief, epigrammatic.
It came to us with power there on the moonlit lake, a realization of the hard- fought battle, the gallant bearing of the young commander, his daring passage in an open boat through the enemy's fire to the Niagara, the motto on his flag, the manner in which he carried his vessel alone through the enemy's line, and then closed in half pistol- shot, his laconic account of the victory to his superior officer, the ships stripped of their spars and canvas, the groans of the wounded, and the mournful spectacle of the burial on the lake shore.
Two miles behind them is a battery of our field guns, and they have with them an observing officer who talks intimately to his battery on the field telephone in that laconic language of which gunners are so fond, such as " One hundred.- "Leaves from a Field Note-Book", J. H. Morgan.
- "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.