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Meaning of MOMENTARY

Pronunciation:  'mowmun`teree

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"

MOMENTARY is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: fleeting, fugitive, momentaneous, short



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mo"men*ta*ry\, a. [L. momentarius. See {Moment}.]
Done in a moment; continuing only a moment; lasting a very
short time; as, a momentary pang.

      This momentary joy breeds months of pain. --Shak.

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