well-timed

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adjective \ ˈwel-ˈtīmd \

Definition of well-timed

:happening at an opportune moment :timely
  • a well-timed announcement

First Known Use of well-timed

1604


WELL-TIMED Defined for English Language Learners

well-timed

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adjective

Definition of well-timed for English Language Learners

  • : done or happening at a good or suitable time



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