briefly

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adverb brief·ly \ˈbrē-flē\

Definition of briefly

  1. 1a :  in a brief way <briefly mentioned>b :  in brief <the food, briefly, was awful>

  2. 2 :  for a short time <briefly married>

Examples of briefly in a sentence

  1. Several important issues are only briefly mentioned.

  2. Please briefly describe your experience.

  3. We briefly considered canceling the trip.

13th Century

First Known Use of briefly

13th century


BRIEFLY Defined for English Language Learners

briefly

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adverb brief·ly \ˈbrē-flē\

Definition of briefly for English Language Learners

  • : in only a few words : in a brief way

  • : for a short period of time



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