a brief word

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. : something that is said

  2. : talk, discourse

  3. : the text of a vocal musical composition

  1. : speak

  2. : to express in words : phrase


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up a brief word? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

serious difficulty or misfortune

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!