briefly Definition

for a short time; in a few words.

Using briefly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "briefly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He spoke briefly about his trip to Europe.

  • Example

    Can you tell me briefly what happened?

  • Example

    She summarized the article briefly.

  • Example

    I saw him briefly at the party.

briefly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for briefly


Summary: briefly in Brief

The adverb 'briefly' [ˈbriːfli] means for a short time or in a few words. It is used to describe actions or statements that are concise and to the point, such as 'She summarized the article briefly.' or 'Can you tell me briefly what happened?'

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