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Princeton's WordNet

  1. briefly(adverb)

    for a short time

    "she visited him briefly"; "was briefly associated with IBM"

  2. concisely, briefly, shortly, in brief, in short(adverb)

    in a concise manner; in a few words

    "the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly"

Wiktionary

  1. briefly(Adverb)

    In a brief manner, summarily.

    He covered the subject briefly in his book.

  2. briefly(Adverb)

    For a brief period.

    He only worked here briefly.

  3. briefly(Adverb)

    To be brief, in short.

    Briefly, I am not happy about what happened, but no one will be losing their job.

  4. Origin: perhaps a calque of briement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Briefly(adverb)

    concisely; in few words

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3167

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2316

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Adverbs Frequency: #232

How to pronounce briefly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say briefly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of briefly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of briefly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of briefly in a Sentence

  1. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly.

  2. Christopher Morley:

    My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

  3. Christopher Morley:

    My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated, but not signed.

  4. The Cervantes family:

    Miguel Cervantes will be out of the show briefly but plans to return soon.

  5. Rick Perry:

    I'll just briefly say we're going to work with Congress and answer all their questions.

Images & Illustrations of briefly

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