adverb brief·ly \ˈbrē-flē\

: in only a few words : in a brief way

: for a short period of time

Full Definition of BRIEFLY

a :  in a brief way <briefly mentioned>
b :  in brief <the food, briefly, was awful>
:  for a short time <briefly married>

Examples of BRIEFLY

  1. Several important issues are only briefly mentioned.
  2. Please briefly describe your experience.
  3. We briefly considered canceling the trip.

First Known Use of BRIEFLY

14th century

Rhymes with BRIEFLY


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