Translation of "brief" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /briːf/ us /brif/

B1 lasting only for a short time

a brief visit

B1 using only a few words

a brief description
in brief

using only a few words

en pocas palabras
world news in brief
briefly adverb /briːf·li/ /brif·li/


They discussed the matter briefly.

(Translation of “brief” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /briːf/

not long; short

a brief visit
He gave us a brief account of what happened.
briefing noun

instructions and information

instrucciones, sesión informativa
The pilots were given a briefing before they flew the mission.
briefly adverb

brevemente, resumidamente, en pocas palabras
He told me briefly what he knew.
briefs noun plural

(used especially in shops) women’s pants or men’s underpants

calzoncillos; bragas; ropa interior
a pair of cotton briefs.
brevity /ˈbrevəti/ noun

shortness (of speech, writing, time etc)

brevedad, concisión
He is not well known for the brevity of his speeches.
briefcase noun

a light case for papers, made of leather etc

a leather briefcase.
in brief

in a few words

en resumen, en resumidas cuentas
In brief, we have been successful
Here’s today’s news in brief.

(Translation of “brief” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)