1. (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse

Similar word(s): simple, unsubdivided

2. rounded like an egg

Similar word(s): rounded, elliptical, oval, ovate, oviform, ovoid, prolate

3. characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements

- the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints

- the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity

Similar word(s): concise, elliptical