Simple Definition of briefly
: in only a few words : in a brief way
: for a short period of time
Full Definition of briefly
1 a : in a brief way <briefly mentioned> b : in brief <the food, briefly, was awful>
2 : for a short time <briefly married>
Examples of briefly
Several important issues are only briefly mentioned.
Please briefly describe your experience.
We briefly considered canceling the trip.
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