meaning of briefly

briefly meaning in General Dictionary

Concisely in couple of terms

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  • in a concise way; in some words
  • for a short while
  • Concisely; in couple of words.

briefly meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, from brief (adj.) + -ly (2). As an introduction to a statement, "in quick," recorded from 1510s.


briefly meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) Concisely; in couple of words.


Sentence Examples with the word briefly

He kissed her forehead, the tip of her nose and then paused briefly on her lips with a light tantalizing brush.

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