shortly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “shortly” in the English Dictionary

"shortly" in British English

See all translations

shortlyadverb

uk   /ˈʃɔːt.li/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt-/
B2 soon: We will shortly be ​arriving in King's Cross Station.shortly after/before sth B1 a ​shorttime after or before something: Shortly after you ​left, a man came into the ​officelooking for you.
More examples
(Definition of shortly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shortly" in American English

See all translations

shortlyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʃɔrt·li/
soon: Shortly after you ​left the ​office, ​yourwife called. We will be ​landing shortly.
(Definition of shortly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shortly”
in Arabic باختِصار, قَريبًا…
in Korean 얼마 안되어, 금방, 곧…
in Portuguese em instantes, em breve…
in Catalan poc, aviat…
in Japanese 間もなく, すぐに, 近々…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不久,很快…
in Turkish hemen, az sonra, yakında…
in Russian скоро, вскоре…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不久,很快…
in Italian entro poco tempo, tra breve…
in Polish wkrótce…
What is the pronunciation of shortly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More