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Meaning of SHORTLY

Pronunciation:  'shortlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"
  2. [adv]  for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
  3. [adv]  at a short distance; "the hem fell shortly below her knees"
  4. [adv]  in a concise manner; in a few words; "the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly"
  5. [adv]  in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"

SHORTLY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: before long, briefly, concisely, curtly, in brief, in short, not far, not long, presently, short, soon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Short"ly\, adv. [AS. sceortlice.]
1. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.

         I shall grow jealous of you shortly.  --Shak.

         The armies came shortly in view of each other.

2. In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express
   ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.