Definition of presently in English:


Line breaks: pres|ent¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛz(ə)ntli



Presently can mean both ‘now, at this moment’ and ‘soon’. Both senses go back to the Middle Ages. The former sense fell into disfavour between the 17th and 20th centuries and some traditionalists still object to it, but it is widely used and generally regarded as acceptable standard English.

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