cur·​rent·​ly ˈkər-ənt-lē How to pronounce currently (audio)
: at the present time
currently engaged in scientific research
the movie currently running at the local theater
She currently lives in Texas.
a product that is not currently available
Similar legislation is currently working successfully in 17 other states as well as in the nation's capital.Tom Bourdon
Currently, only three such drugs are approved for use in the U.S. …Michael Waldholz

Examples of currently in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Law enforcement is currently monitoring the situation. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 18 Nov. 2023 The hospital is open to patients but currently closed to visitors, Weaver said. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 18 Nov. 2023 Taylor Swift is currently slated to perform two more shows in Rio De Janeiro before heading to São Paulo for another three concerts with opening act Sabrina Carpenter. Glamour, 18 Nov. 2023 The hardside material and spinner wheels felt extremely durable and built to last, and all five available colors are currently marked down. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 18 Nov. 2023 According to the study, researchers on Earth could detect such life by searching for compounds that are not currently present on our planet but were during the age of the dinosaurs. Michael Lee, Fox News, 18 Nov. 2023 At Arapahoe Community College—where its mortuary class is so popular that only 30% of applicants get in—the male-to-female split is currently around 80:20. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2023 Argentina is currently led by President Alberto Fernández, who chose not to run again, and Kirchner, whose party has been in power for sixteen of the past twenty years, and is undergoing one of the worst economic crises in its four decades of democracy. Graciela Mochkofsky, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2023 May December is currently in select theaters and starts streaming on Netflix Dec. 1. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of currently was in 1579

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“Currently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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