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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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    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. Kyle Stanley:

    I wouldn't say heated, we talked about it briefly, i was kind of caught off guard that it even came up really.

  2. Hirokazu Kabeya:

    There are some hopes that a series of Chinese economic data due early next week will give investors relief, traditionally Chinese shares perform relatively well around the time of lunar new year and Shanghai shares also appear to be supported around the 3,000 mark even as they briefly fell below that level yesterday.

  3. Anton Khudobin:

    Anton Khudobin had 38 saves, including 16 in the third after giving up two goals earlier in the period. Vegas goalieRobin Lehner stopped 20 shotsoverall while his record postseason shutout streak ended. Dallas was outshot 18-4 in the third period, but had the final chance in regulation with a 3-on-1 break. Stars captain Jamie Benns wrister briefly shook up Lehner, who was struck by the puck that went over the pad and hit him near his left knee as time expired. I thought in the third we responded again, had a bunch of chances to potentially win the game in the last five minutes, Vegas coach Pete DeBoer said. It was one of those nights. They were opportunistic and thats what they are. Pucks right on the wrong guys stick in the wrong spots tonight for us. Lehner was back in net for overtime, and said afterward that he was fine. As for the game-ending goal, he said, It happened pretty quick. ... Tough to judge right now. Vegas tied the game at 2 with 7:14 left in regulation on Alex Tuchs goal that was challenged by the Stars, who felt there was interference against Anton Khudobin. The goalie was in front of the right post with Mark Stone against him when Alex Tuchs shot went over Alex Tuchs left shoulder and into the net. Nothing I can say about it, I think I was out of the crease. That was it.

  4. Allegheny County Police:

    I briefly saw it. It's important, however it has to be taken into context with the entire investigation.

  5. Buckingham Palace:

    Her Majesty The Queen remains in good health, the Queen last saw The Prince of Wales briefly after the investiture on the morning of 12th March and is following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare.

Images & Illustrations of briefly

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