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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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"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.
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