[ breef-lee ]
/ ˈbrif li /


for a short duration: He stopped over briefly in Chicago.
in a few words: Let me explain briefly.
in a brief manner; quickly or brusquely: She nodded briefly and began to speak.

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Origin of briefly

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at brief, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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