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He had a reedy, nasal voice with little resonance or range, but he became an engaging and laconic interpreter of his own songs.
DAVE FRISHBERG, COMPOSER AND PERFORMER OF INVENTIVE, WITTY JAZZ SONGS, DIES AT 88MATT SCHUDELNOVEMBER 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s a laconic sort of instruction familiar to anyone who has snooped through old community cookbooks or taken a mild interest in cookbook history.
NO-RECIPE RECIPES AREN’T A FAD; THEY’RE AS OLD AS COOKING INSTRUCTION ITSELFMARIAN BULLJULY 14, 2021EATER
Ramsey was laconic in response to inquiries upon this subject.
RAMSEY MILHOLLANDBOOTH TARKINGTON
When I heard this laconic declaration of love, I began to laugh immoderately, tore myself from her grasp, and rushed away.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
Yet I had spoken with quite an unwonted degree of warmth, when contrasted with my ordinary laconic way of expressing myself.
A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
More than once she had left him with a laconic "Bye-bye," and he had spent a miserable evening before an unsympathetic fire.
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
"Otherwise I should have preferred starving to coming here," answered the laconic neophyte.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
But it is difficult from the fragmentary and laconic sayings of Ibn Ezra to extract a consistent and certain system.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
More laconic, and yet expressive of a more deadly blight, was the letter from a girl of fifteen in another State.
THE AMERICAN COUNTRY GIRLMARTHA FOOTE CROW
As the Englishman rejoined them after this laconic interview, Blythe greeted him with a new theory.
A BOOKFUL OF GIRLSANNA FULLER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO LACONIC

  • bashful
  • buttoned-up
  • checked
  • clammed up
  • close
  • closed-up
  • closemouthed
  • curbed
  • dumb
  • dummied up
  • faint
  • hush
  • iced
  • inarticulate
  • incoherent
  • inconversable
  • indistinct
  • inhibited
  • laconic
  • mousy
  • mum
  • mute
  • muted
  • noiseless
  • nonvocal
  • not talkativ
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