to say or write something using only a few words, especially because there is little time:
I'll be brief; a lot of changes are going to happen.
4clothes which are brief are short and cover only a small area of your body:
a very brief bikini
WORD FOCUS: short WORD FOCUS: short speech/piece of writing:brief, concise, condensed, abridged person:not very tall, little, tiny, petite time/event:brief, quick, momentary, fleeting, ephemeral, transient, passing, short-lived legs/fingers:stumpy, stubby clothes:skimpy ➔ See alsoshort
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.