re·​cent·​ly ˈrē-sᵊnt-lē How to pronounce recently (audio)
: during a recent period of time : lately

Examples of recently in a Sentence

She recently graduated from college. I was going to paint the room white, but more recently I've been considering a light blue. I saw him recently for the first time in many years. Only recently did they decide to move. Until recently I had no idea where I would end up finding a job.
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Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recently was in 1533

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“Recently.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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