shortly

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

short·ly

adverb \ˈshrt-lē\

: in or within a short time

: in a very brief and unfriendly way

Full Definition of SHORTLY

1
a :  in a few words :  briefly
b :  in an abrupt manner
2
a :  in a short time <we will be there shortly>
b :  at a short interval <shortly after sunset>

Examples of SHORTLY

  1. He left shortly after you did.
  2. I can't help you right now, he said shortly.

First Known Use of SHORTLY

before 12th century

Rhymes with SHORTLY

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