Share this entry

briskly
Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪskli/

Definition of briskly in English:

adverb

1In an active, quick, or energetic way: she walked briskly into the building tickets have been selling briskly
More example sentences
  • The kite is lifted by about 20 boys and is carried briskly around the corner to the waiting truck.
  • Some medieval romances were alive and well and selling briskly well into the 19th century.
  • She zipped up her jacket and briskly made her way across lawns and through alleys.
1.1In an impatient or brusque way: he replied briskly that no one at his school had ever gone truant
More example sentences
  • It is at once highly entertaining and briskly sobering.
  • When asked whether she has any disagreements Jean, she briskly snaps, "Absolutely not."
  • I was speaking to him the way I would if I were training a dog—firmly, briskly, not cruelly.
1.2In a cold but pleasantly invigorating way: the wind blew fairly briskly we spent our day swimming in the briskly cold water
More example sentences
  • The wind was briskly blowing after a cold front rolled through during the night.
  • I rolled down my windows slightly and the briskly cold night air blew in.
  • We all sat around on this briskly cold morning to talk.

Definition of briskly in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources