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brisk

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adjective \ˈbrisk\

Definition of brisk

  1. 1 :  keenly alert :  lively a brisk old lady with no nonsense about her — Jean Stafford

  2. 2a :  pleasingly tangy brisk teab :  fresh, invigorating a brisk autumn day

  3. 3 :  sharp in tone or manner was very brisk on the phone

  4. 4a :  energetic, quick took a brisk walk at a brisk paceb :  marked by much activity business was brisk

briskly

adverb

briskness

noun

Examples of brisk in a Sentence

  1. She answered the phone in a brisk voice.

  2. They went for a brisk walk in the woods.

  3. She walked at a brisk pace.

  4. Business is brisk at the store.

  5. There is a brisk market in old movie posters.

Origin and Etymology of brisk

probably modification of Middle French brusque


First Known Use: 1560


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brisk

verb

Definition of brisk

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make animated, energetic, or marked by much activity :  to make brisk

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become brisk —usually used with up business brisked up

Origin and Etymology of brisk

verbal derivative of 1brisk


First Known Use: 1598


BRISK Defined for English Language Learners

brisk

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adjective

Definition of brisk for English Language Learners

  • : moving or speaking quickly : quick and efficient

  • : pleasantly cool or cold

  • : done with quickness and energy


BRISK Defined for Kids

brisk

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adjective \ˈbrisk\

Definition of brisk for Students

  1. 1 :  done or spoken with quickness and energy a brisk walk

  2. 2 :  quick and efficient a brisk voice

  3. 3 :  very refreshing brisk fall weather

briskly

adverb


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