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English definition of “shortly”

shortly

adverb uk   /ˈʃɔːt.li/ us    /ˈʃɔːrt-/
B2 soon: We will shortly be arriving in King's Cross Station.In the future and soonPeriods of time - general words shortly after/before sth B1 a short time after or before something: Shortly after you left, a man came into the office looking for you.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
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