a brief word

Definition of a brief word

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

  2. 2 :  a short conversation I'd like to have a brief word with you.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  short in duration, extent, or length

    :  concise

    :  curt, abrupt

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

    :  a papal letter less formal than a bull

    :  a specific instruction or responsibility

  1. :  to make an abstract or abridgment of

    :  to give final precise instructions to

    :  to coach thoroughly in advance

  1. :  something that is said

    :  talk, discourse

    :  the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. :  speak

    :  to express in words :  phrase

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to criticize severely

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