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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
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    British
    Karen
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    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. Christopher Morley:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Rick Perry:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of briefly

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