Definition of shortly in English:


Syllabification: short·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈSHôrtlē


  • 1In a short time; soon: the new database will shortly be available for consultation the flight was hijacked shortly after takeoff
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    • Details of these will be made available shortly before the summer launch.
    • Again and again we saw those pictures of the television presenter shopping in London shortly before her death.
    • I had tried a number of times to get back into writing shortly after the funeral but I soon gave up.
    soon, presently, momentarily, in a little while, at any moment, in a minute, in next to no time, before long, by and by
    informal anon, any time now, pretty soon, in a jiffy
    dated directly


Old English scortlīce (see short, -ly2).

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