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adverb late·ly \ ˈlāt-lē \

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

lately Synonyms

Synonyms
freshly, just, late, newly, new, now, only, recently
Antonyms
anciently
Related Words
latterly
Near Antonyms
ago, before, earlier, early, erstwhile, formerly, previously; heretofore, hitherto

LATELY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of lately for English Language Learners

  • : in the recent period of time


LATELY Defined for Kids

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adverb late·ly \ ˈlāt-lē \

Definition of lately for Students

:not long ago :recently


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