Simple Definition of brisk
: moving or speaking quickly : quick and efficient
: pleasantly cool or cold
: done with quickness and energy
Examples of brisk in a sentence
She answered the phone in a brisk voice.
They went for a brisk walk in the woods.
She walked at a brisk pace.
Business is brisk at the store.
There is a brisk market in old movie posters.
Origin and Etymology of brisk
probably modification of Middle French brusque
First Known Use: 1560
Definition of brisk
: to make brisk
: to become brisk —usually used with up <business brisked up>
First Known Use of brisk
BRISK Defined for Kids
Definition of brisk for Students
1 : done or spoken with quickness and energy <a brisk walk>
2 : quick and efficient <a brisk voice>
3 : very refreshing <brisk fall weather>
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