brieflyadverbuk /ˈbriːf.li/ us /ˈbriːf.li/
briefly adverb (SHORT TIME)
- She appears briefly in the new Bond film.
- He was briefly famous in his twenties but then sank into obscurity.
- He appears briefly towards the end of the film in a cameo role as a priest.
- She worked briefly as a journalist, but attracted attention as a writer with her stories of village life.
- He made his living briefly as a newspaper reporter before getting into politics.
briefly adverb (FEW WORDS)