lately

adverb late·ly \ ˈlāt-lē \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of lately

: 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.

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First Known Use of lately

15th century

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lately Synonyms

Synonyms

freshly, just, late, new, newly, now, only, recently;

Antonyms

anciently;

Related Words

latterly;

Phrases

of late;


LATELY Defined for English Language Learners

lately

Definition of lately for English Language Learners

  • : in the recent period of time


LATELY Defined for Kids

lately

adverb late·ly \ ˈlāt-lē \

Definition of lately for Students

: not long ago : recently


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