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Brisk appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Enola was in a mania, gasping: "No war ruck, sir: ban a man a brisk currawong nips again; a man I saw alone!"
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Definition of the adjective brisk

What does brisk mean as an attribute of a noun?

Brisk is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: brisker | briskest

  1. quick and energetic
  2. imparting vitality and energy
  3. very active
    • example: doing a brisk business
    • similar: active

Alternative definition of the adjective brisk


  1. Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
  2. Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
  3. Stimulating or invigorating.

Definition of the noun brisk

What does brisk mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun brisk

Glossary of sports

done quickly and energetically (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb brisk

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verb - inflections: brisked | brisking | brisks

  1. become brisk


Who is brisk?

Brisk is a musical artist, musician.

There are other people with brisk in their name, like Susanna Brisk.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for brisk

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

BRISBANE—BRISK. three parks and well laid out botanic gardens. Regular steam communication is kept up with the other Australian ports, and with London. The channel of the river has been deepened to admit of large vessels coming up to ...

Google previewCobb's Abridgment of J. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language, Carefully Compiled from the London Quarto Editions, Published Under the Inspection of the Author; in which Mr. Walker's Principles of Orthography and Pronunciation are Strictly Followed ... to which are Prefixed Concise Principles of Pronunciation, and Rules for Accentuation and the Division of Words: with an Appendix, Containing a Class of Words which are in Common Use in this Country, and Not Found in Walker's Dictionary (1841)

Particularly Designed for the Use of Schools by John Walker, Lyman Cobb

salt Brisk, a. lively, vivacious, gay; vivid, bright. with lustre. Bright ness, brlte' nés, s. splendour ; aculeness. lustre, Brill ian cy, toll' yin 'sé, s. lustre, splendour. Brill ian cies, bru" yin z, s. plu.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

BRISK', v. & ad. } Goth, roesk ; Teut. rtreA, Brisk'lv, J«W breisk; Dan. frisk, ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske

brisk; expeditious; fast; fleet; hasty; hurried; immediate; instant; instantaneous; prompt; quick; rapid; speedy; spry; sudden; swift; winged. (as) quick as a flash An insipid simile. brisk; expeditious; fast; fleet; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

The villaneIle is a chacoon a little more lively, with its movement somewhat more brisk than the ordinary chacoon. The r.\ssACAiLLE only differs from a chacoon as it is more flow, more tender, and beginning for ordinary with a perfect time.

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

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Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1832)

Intended to Exhibi ... : in Two Volumes by Noah Webster

BRISK, a. [This word may be of the same family with frisk and fresh, which see. W. brysg, from brys, quick ; brysiaw, to hasten, coinciding with press; from W. rhys, a rushing. See Rush.] 1. Lively; active; nimble; gay; sprightly; vivacious ; applied ...

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Small photo of MAKKAH-FEB 22:Safa rock mount on Feb 22, 2012 in Makkah.Here pilgrims perform saei?? (brisk walking between Safa & Marwah 7 times).The ritual is a reenactment of Abraham's wife, Hajr search for water.Small photo of brisk white cosmos flowersSmall photo of brisk white narcissusSmall photo of brisk blue flowerSmall photo of brisk white Japanese plumSmall photo of brisk blue flowerSmall photo of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Maize fields among the high mountain slopes of western Arunachal Pradesh near the town of Dirang in Tawang district shot on a brisk morning. More...

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As brisk as bottled ale.
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Scrabble value of B3R1I1S1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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