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timely Syllabification: time·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈtīmlē/

Definition of timely in English:

adjective

Done or occurring at a favorable or useful time; opportune: a timely warning
More example sentences
  • He hails from a middle class family and the sponsorship is very useful and timely.
  • Overall, this is a timely and useful review of a topic that has assumed major importance in health care.
  • She hopes it will serve as a timely warning because Scotland has an ageing population.
Synonyms
opportune, well timed, at the right time, convenient, appropriate, expedient, seasonable, felicitous

Derivatives

timeliness

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Pronunciation: /ˈtīmlēnis/
noun
Example sentences
  • Outcomes in acute coronary syndromes are influenced by the speed and accuracy of diagnosis and the timeliness of appropriate therapy.
  • Most of the cost involves labor availability and the timeliness of crop production practices.
  • The ability to do this effectively relied on the timeliness of the requests.

Words that rhyme with timely

idly • kindly • wifely • likely

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