Definition of recently in English:


Line breaks: re|cent¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈriːsntli


At a recent time; not long ago: I recently bought a CD player until recently we had a female doctor
More example sentences
  • Take a look at the top end of Barkerend Road and see how many houses have come on to the market recently.
  • Dean recently lost his job in a sports shop and applied to join the fire service.
  • One of our local pubs has recently closed down after having had ten licensees in five years.
not long ago, a short time ago, in the last few days/weeks/months, in the past few days/weeks/months, a little while back; lately, of late, latterly; just now; newly, freshly

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