a brief word

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

brief play
  1. : short in duration, extent, or length

  2. : concise

  3. : curt, abrupt

  1. : an official letter or mandate (see 1mandate 1)

  2. : a specific instruction or responsibility

  3. : a concise article (as in a newspaper)

  1. : to make an abstract or abridgment of

  2. : to give final precise instructions to

  3. : to coach thoroughly in advance

word play
  1. : a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use

  2. : the entire set of linguistic forms produced by combining a single base with various inflectional elements without change in the part of speech elements

  3. : a written or printed character or combination of characters representing a spoken word

  1. : to express in words : phrase

  2. : speak


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