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

Examples of well-timed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Disney’s Hulu trial is well-timed, given its spat with Spectrum leaving cable customers with legally dubious options for watching some of the year’s biggest sports events. Wes Davis, The Verge, 9 Sep. 2023 This year’s event is also well-timed because the peak falls on the weekend. Denise Chow, NBC News, 11 Aug. 2023 On today's episode of the 5 Things podcast: Pregnancy after 40 Is there an ideal time in life to become a parent – a time when parenting is typically easier, more well-timed or just better overall? Dana Taylor, USA TODAY, 30 July 2023 All five said this sort of fact pattern could draw scrutiny from regulators because of how well-timed the trades were, and how anomalous compared to Sloan’s trades before and after. Ellis Simani, ProPublica, 22 June 2023 Kenya August falls in the area’s dry season (from July to September), so a trip then is well-timed for the thrilling annual Great Migration when more than two million wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and many of their predators cross the Serengeti into Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 27 Apr. 2023 His pivot was well-timed. Ben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 11 Apr. 2023 That 24-hour delay was well-timed for Hollingsworth, whose frostbitten eye had more hours to heal. Ned Rozell | Alaska Science, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2023 All five times, their jumps were so well-timed that McGuire held the ball instead of throwing down. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of well-timed was in 1604

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“Well-timed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-timed. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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