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"shortly" in British English

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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.

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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, ​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…
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