hardly/scarcely than

idiom

Definition of hardly/scarcely than

used to say that something happens immediately after something elseHardly/scarcely had the sun come up than dark clouds began to roll in.

Learn More about hardly/scarcely than

Statistics for hardly/scarcely than

Cite this Entry

“Hardly/scarcely than.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardly%2Fscarcely%20than. Accessed 11 December 2019.

Comments on hardly/scarcely than

What made you want to look up hardly/scarcely than? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

heavy with or as if with moisture

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!