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Pronunciation: /ˈbrɪskli/

Definition of briskly in English:


1In an active, quick, or energetic way: she walked briskly into the building tickets have been selling briskly
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.

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