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lately

Line breaks: late¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪtli
 
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Definition of lately in English:

adverb

Recently; not long ago: she hasn’t been looking too well lately
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
recently, of late, latterly, in the past few days, in the last couple of weeks, in recent times;

Origin

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

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