Definitions of breve
n. - A note or character of time, equivalent to two semibreves or four minims. When dotted, it is equal to three semibreves. It was formerly of a square figure (as thus: / ), but is now made oval, with a line perpendicular to the staff on each of its sides; -- formerly much used for choir service. 2
n. - Any writ or precept under seal, issued out of any court. 2
n. - A curved mark [/] used commonly to indicate the short quantity of a vowel. 2
n. - The great ant thrush of Sumatra (Pitta gigas), which has a very short tail. 2
The word "breve" uses 5 letters: B E E R V.
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