HyperDic: shortly

English > 5 senses of the word shortly:
ADVERBallshortlyfor a short time
allshortly, soon, presently, before longin the near future
allshortly, curtly, shortin a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
allshortly, concisely, briefly, in brief, in shortin a concise manner
allshortlyat a short distance
shortly > pronunciation
Soundsshao'rtliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > shortly: 5 senses > adverb 1
MeaningFor a short time.
Example"he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
Spanishpronto
English > shortly: 5 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn the near future.
Example "the book will appear shortly"
Synonymssoon, presently, before long
Spanishactualmente, en seguida, pronto
Catalanaviat, d'aquí a poc, properament, pròximament
English > shortly: 5 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIn a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner.
Example "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
Synonymscurtly, short
Spanishbajamente, bruscamente, secamente
Adjectivesshortmarked by rude or peremptory shortness
English > shortly: 5 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn a concise manner; in a few words.
Example "to put it shortly"
Synonymsconcisely, briefly, in brief, in short
Spanishbrevemente, concisamente
Catalanbreument, concisament
English > shortly: 5 senses > adverb 5
MeaningAt a short distance.
Example"the hem fell shortly below her knees"

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