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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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective brisk:
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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
- quick and energetic
- imparting vitality and energy
- very active
- example: doing a brisk business
- similar: active
Alternative definition of the adjective brisk
- Full of liveliness and activity; characterized by quickness of motion or action; lively; spirited; quick.
- Full of spirit of life; effervescing, as liquors; sparkling; as, brisk cider.
- 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
What does brisk mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: brisked | brisking | brisks
- become brisk
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for brisk
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Cobb'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.
The 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, ...
The 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; ...
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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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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