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Meaning & Definition of Shortly in English





1. For a short time

  • "He was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
  • shortly

2. 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"
  • soon,
  • shortly,
  • presently,
  • before long

3. 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"
  • curtly,
  • short,
  • shortly

4. 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"
  • concisely,
  • briefly,
  • shortly,
  • in brief,
  • in short

5. At a short distance

  • "The hem fell shortly below her knees"
  • shortly

Examples of using

I'll be there shortly.
He waited until ten and left shortly afterwards.
Describe yourself shortly in Chinese.