Definition of lately in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɪtli/


Recently; not long ago: she hasn’t been looking too well lately
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  • Some of you may feel you've been getting a bit too much cricket here lately.
  • I slacked off a bit on the viewing in July and August, but I've been picking up the pace lately.
  • With all this terrorism stuff lately, it seems that signs of regression are starting to appear.
recently, of late, latterly, in the past few days, in the last couple of weeks, in recent times;


Old English lætlīce 'slowly, tardily' (see late, -ly2).

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