Definition of briefly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbriːfli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbriːfli//
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  1. 1  for a short time He had spoken to Emma only briefly. She met John briefly on Friday night.
  2. 2  in few words Briefly, the argument is as follows… Let me tell you briefly what happened.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: briefly