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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.

    Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement

  2. briefly(Adverb)

    For a brief period.

    He only worked here briefly.

    Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement

  3. briefly(Adverb)

    To be brief, in short.

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

    Etymology: 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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Rebecca Stice:

    It's brilliant to be able to upload things and then people can escape into those scenes in nature, however briefly.

  2. Samuel Butler:

    The three most important parts a man has are, briefly, his private parts, his money and his religious beliefs.

  3. John Roberts:

    I will not criticize the political branches, we do that often enough in our opinions. But what I would like to do, briefly, is emphasize how the judicial branch is -- how it must be -- very different.

  4. Donald Dziva of Hwedza:

    Nowadays electricity is available only from 8pm to 5am. I sleep in my mill or butchery just to catch electricity when it's switched back on. I'm forced to sell meat or refine grain at night. My losses are massive. Two of my kids may (have to) briefly stop attending college next year.

  5. Ben Moor:

    I kind of got this ritual of, you know, you hold the patient's hand just briefly, i think there's a value and need to recognize this moment, that this might be the last interaction this person has. This might be the last hand that squeezes theirs.

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