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1brisk

adjective \ˈbrisk\

: moving or speaking quickly : quick and efficient

: pleasantly cool or cold

: done with quickness and energy

Full Definition of BRISK

1
:  keenly alert :  lively
2
a :  pleasingly tangy <brisk tea>
b :  fresh, invigorating <brisk weather>
3
:  sharp in tone or manner
4
a :  energetic, quick <a brisk pace>
b :  marked by much activity <business was brisk>
brisk·ly adverb
brisk·ness noun

Examples of BRISK

  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

2brisk

verb

Definition of BRISK

transitive verb
:  to make brisk
intransitive verb
:  to become brisk —usually used with up <business brisked up>

First Known Use of BRISK

1598
BRISKNESS Defined for Kids

brisk

adjective \ˈbrisk\

Definition of BRISK for Kids

1
:  done or spoken with quickness and energy <a brisk walk>
2
:  quick and efficient <a brisk voice>
3
:  very refreshing <brisk fall weather>
brisk·ly adverb

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