Meaning of “shortly” in the English Dictionary

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"shortly" in British English

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shortlyadverb

uk /ˈʃɔːt.li/ us /ˈʃɔːrt.li/

B2 soon:

We will shortly be arriving in King's Cross Station.
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.

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

"shortly" in American English

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shortlyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈʃɔrt·li/

soon:

Shortly after you left the office, your wife called.
We will be landing shortly.

(Definition of “shortly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)