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adverb late·ly \ˈlāt-lē\

Definition of lately

  1. :  of late :  recently has been friendlier lately

Examples of lately in a sentence

  1. He has been feeling better lately.

  2. Lately, she has been worrying about her son.

15th Century

First Known Use of lately

15th century


LATELY Defined for English Language Learners

lately

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adverb late·ly \ˈlāt-lē\

Definition of lately for English Language Learners

  • : in the recent period of time


LATELY Defined for Kids

lately

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adverb late·ly \ˈlāt-lē\

Definition of lately for Students

  1. :  not long ago :  recently



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