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briefly

adverb uk   /ˈbriːf.li/ us  

briefly adverb (SHORT TIME)

B1 for a short time: We chatted briefly about the weather.
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briefly adverb (FEW WORDS)

using few words or without giving a lot of details: Briefly, the company needs to cut its expenditure.
Translations of “briefly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 短時間地, 短暫的, 簡短的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短时间地, 短暂的, 简短的…
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