a brief word

noun

Definition of a brief word

1 : a few words : a short speech I'd like to say a brief word about the people who made this event possible.
2 : a short conversation I'd like to have a brief word with you.

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“A brief word.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20brief%20word. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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