Meaning of “brief” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /briːf/
Extra Examples
a brief interlude of peaceHe made two appearances during his brief visit.The weekend was a brief respite from the pressures of work.He gave a brief summary of what happened.She gave us a brief outline of the town's history.

B1 lasting only for a short time:

a brief visit

B1 using only a few words:

in brief

B2 using only a few words:

world news in brief
briefly adverb


They discussed the matter briefly.

(Definition of “brief adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)