briefly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (brēf'lē), [key]
— adv.
  1. for a short duration: He stopped over briefly in Chicago.
  2. in a few words: Let me explain briefly.
  3. in a brief manner; quickly or brusquely: She nodded briefly and began to speak.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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