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brisk

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adjective \ˈbrisk\

Simple Definition of brisk

  • : moving or speaking quickly : quick and efficient

  • : pleasantly cool or cold

  • : done with quickness and energy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brisk

  1. 1 :  keenly alert :  lively

  2. 2 a :  pleasingly tangy <brisk tea> b :  fresh, invigorating <brisk weather>

  3. 3 :  sharp in tone or manner

  4. 4 a :  energetic, quick <a brisk pace> b :  marked by much activity <business was brisk>

briskly adverb
briskness noun

Examples of brisk in a sentence

  1. She answered the phone in a brisk voice.

  2. They went for a brisk walk in the woods.

  3. She walked at a brisk pace.

  4. Business is brisk at the store.

  5. There is a brisk market in old movie posters.



Origin of brisk

probably modification of Middle French brusque


First Known Use: 1560

Rhymes with brisk


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brisk

verb

Definition of brisk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make brisk

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become brisk —usually used with up <business brisked up>



1598

First Known Use of brisk

1598


BRISK Defined for Kids

brisk

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adjective \ˈbrisk\

Definition of brisk for Students

  1. 1 :  done or spoken with quickness and energy <a brisk walk>

  2. 2 :  quick and efficient <a brisk voice>

  3. 3 :  very refreshing <brisk fall weather>

briskly adverb




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