Definition of momentarily in English:


Line breaks: mo¦ment|ar¦ily
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊm(ə)nt(ə)rɪli
, ˌməʊm(ə)nˈtɛrɪli


  • 1For a very short time: as he passed Jenny’s door, he paused momentarily
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    • He said Mitchell paused only momentarily before crossing the central reservation.
    • I was getting ready to go call a cab, and paused momentarily to gaze at Gavin.
    • Jane paused momentarily, caught up in shock at both her own mistake and at Mr. Collins's harsh reaction.
    briefly, temporarily, fleetingly, for a moment, for a second, for an instant, for a minute, for a little while

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