Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: brisk
IPA transcription: [bɹ'ɪsk]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy
    Meaning: quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
  • Synonyms: bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshing, refreshful, tonic
    Meaning: imparting vitality and energy; "the bracing mountain air"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: brisk, brisk_up, brisken
    Meaning: become brisk; "business brisked up"
Usage examples
  • Brisk directness of speech
  • The governor was a brisk little man, very simple and affable.
  • Shirts were now brisk, and the hours appallingly long in this heat.
  • Good night!" And so saying, Savareen continued his course homeward at a brisk trot.
  • Taking the bellows in hand she blew furiously, and was presently rewarded with a brisk blaze.
  • At last we began to see that the return fire was slacking off, while ours was as brisk as ever.
  • It must, therefore, have had a brisk and flourishing foreign trade at an exceedingly remote period.
  • A brisk fire should be kept up, and the doors of the room should be kept shut, if the weather is cold.
  • The dogs pulled well, and we went towards the Glacier Tongue at a brisk pace; found much of the ice uncovered.
  • When the bones get well heated through, turn the meat, and keep a brisk fire--baste it frequently while roasting.