Meaning of “recently” in the English Dictionary

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"recently" in British English

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recentlyadverb

uk /ˈriː.sənt.li/ us /ˈriː.sənt.li/

B1 not long ago, or at a time that started not long ago:

Have you seen any good films recently?
Until very recently he worked as a teacher and he still shudders at the memories.
Recently, I've been feeling a bit depressed.

More examples

  • After languishing in obscurity for many years, her early novels have recently been rediscovered.
  • Until recently the civil war had been largely unreported in the press.
  • The government recently nationalized the railways.
  • She has recently notched up her third win at a major tennis tournament.
  • She has recently suffered a bereavement.

(Definition of “recently” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)