momentarily

play
adverb mo·men·tar·i·ly \ˌmō-mən-ˈter-ə-lē\

Definition of momentarily

  1. 1 :  for a moment

  2. 2 archaic :  instantly

  3. 3 :  at any moment :  in a moment

Examples of momentarily in a sentence

  1. The wind let up momentarily, allowing us to start a campfire.

  2. He paused momentarily before finishing his speech.

  3. We expect them to arrive momentarily.

1655

First Known Use of momentarily

1655


MOMENTARILY Defined for English Language Learners

momentarily

play
adverb mo·men·tar·i·ly \ˌmō-mən-ˈter-ə-lē\

Definition of momentarily for English Language Learners

  • : for a short time : for a moment

  • : very soon : at any moment



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being altered or controlled

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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!