Definition of briefly
- briefly mentioned
- the food, briefly, was awful
- briefly married
Several important issues are only briefly mentioned.
Please briefly describe your experience.
We briefly considered canceling the trip.
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in a nutshell, in a word, in brief, in short, in sum;
: in only a few words : in a brief way
: for a short period of time
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