Definition of shortly after
: soon after Shortly after she hung up, the phone rang again.
Word by Word Definitions
: following in time or place : afterward, behind, later
: subsequently to the time when
: later in time
: located toward the rear and especially toward the stern of a ship or tail of an aircraft
: used with a present participle to indicate action completed and especially just completed
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