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momentarily

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adverb mo·men·tar·i·ly \ˌmō-mən-ˈter-ə-lē\

Simple Definition of momentarily

  • : for a short time : for a moment

  • : very soon : at any moment

Full Definition of momentarily

  1. 1 :  for a moment

  2. 2 archaic :  instantly

  3. 3 :  at any moment :  in a moment

Examples of momentarily

  1. The wind let up momentarily, allowing us to start a campfire.

  2. He paused momentarily before finishing his speech.

  3. We expect them to arrive momentarily.



Circa 1666

First Known Use of momentarily

circa 1666



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