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adverb     briefly pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    in a way that does not take much time or give many details

    Tell me briefly what your story is about.

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    1. a.
      used when you are about to say something without many details

      Briefly, there are three principal challenges.

  2. 2
    for a short time

    As a young man, he had belonged briefly to the Communist Party.

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high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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