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short·ly

 (shôrt′lē)
adv.
1. In a short time; soon.
2. In a few words; concisely.
3. In an abrupt manner; curtly.

shortly

(ˈʃɔːtlɪ)
adv
1. in a short time; soon
2. in a few words; briefly
3. in a curt or rude manner

short•ly

(ˈʃɔrt li)

adv.
1. in a short time; soon.
2. briefly; concisely.
3. curtly; rudely.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English]

short

shortlybriefly
1. 'short'

Short is an adjective. You usually use it to say that something does not last for a long time.

Let's take a short break.
She made a short speech.
2. 'shortly'

Shortly is an adverb. If something is going to happen shortly, it is going to happen soon. This is a slightly old-fashioned use.

They should be returning shortly.

If something happened shortly after something else, it happened soon after it.

She died shortly afterwards.
Very shortly after I started my job, I got promoted.
3. 'briefly'

Don't use 'shortly' to say that something lasts or is done for a short time. Don't say, for example, 'She told them shortly what had happened'. Use briefly.

She told them briefly what had happened.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.shortly - for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
2.shortly - in the near futureshortly - in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"
3.shortly - in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
4.shortly - in a concise manner; in a few words; "the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly"
5.shortly - at a short distance; "the hem fell shortly below her knees"

shortly

adverb
1. soon, presently, before long, anon (archaic), in a little while, any minute now, erelong (archaic or poetic) Their trial will begin shortly.
2. curtly, sharply, abruptly, tartly, tersely, succinctly, briefly, concisely, in a few words 'I don't know you,' he said shortly, 'and I'm in a hurry.'
Translations
قَرِيباًقَريبا، عَمّا قَريب
brzy
om kort tidsnart
pian
bientôtincessammenttout à l’heure
netom prije
rövidesen
innan skamms
まもなく
kmalu
strax
ในเร็วๆ นี้
sớm

shortly

[ˈʃɔːtlɪ] ADV
1. (= soon) → dentro de poco, en breve (frm), ahorita (Mex)
she's going to London shortlyirá a Londres dentro de poco
details will be released shortlylos detalles se comunicarán en breve
we'll be along shortlyiremos enseguida
shortly before/afterpoco antes/después
shortly before twopoco antes de las dos
2. (= curtly) → bruscamente, secamente

shortly

[ˈʃɔːrtli] advbientôt, sous peu
shortly after → peu après
shortly afterwards → peu aprèsshort message system short message service nSMS m

shortly

adv
(= soon)bald, in Kürze; after, before, afterwardskurz
(= briefly)kurz
(= curtly)barsch

shortly

[ˈʃɔːtlɪ] adv
a. (soon) → tra poco, tra breve
shortly before/after → poco prima/dopo
b. (curtly) → seccamente, bruscamente

short

(ʃoːt) adjective
1. not long. You look nice with your hair short; Do you think my dress is too short?
2. not tall; smaller than usual. a short man.
3. not lasting long; brief. a short film; in a very short time; I've a very short memory for details.
4. not as much as it should be. When I checked my change, I found it was 20 cents short.
5. (with of) not having enough (money etc). Most of us are short of money these days.
6. (of pastry) made so that it is crisp and crumbles easily.
adverb
1. suddenly; abruptly. He stopped short when he saw me.
2. not as far as intended. The shot fell short.
ˈshortness noun
ˈshortage (-tidʒ) noun
a lack; the state of not having enough. a shortage of water.
ˈshorten verb
to make or become shorter. The dress is too long – we'll have to shorten it.
ˈshortening noun
(especially American) the fat used for making pastry.
ˈshortly adverb
soon. He will be here shortly; Shortly after that, the police arrived.
shorts noun plural
short trousers for men or women.
ˈshortbread noun
a kind of crisp, crumbling biscuit.
ˌshort-ˈchange verb
to cheat (a buyer) by giving him too little change.
short circuit the missing out by an electric current of a part of an electrical circuit (verb ˌshort-ˈcircuit)
ˈshortcoming noun
a fault.
ˈshortcut noun
a quicker way between two places. I'm in a hurry – I'll take a shortcut across the field.
ˈshorthand noun
a method of writing rapidly, using strokes, dots etc to represent sounds.
ˌshort-ˈhanded adjective
having fewer workers than are necessary or usual.
ˈshort-list noun
a list of candidates selected from the total number of applicants for a job etc.
verb
to put on a short-list. We've short-listed three of the twenty applicants.
ˌshort-ˈlived (-ˈlivd) , ((American) -ˈlaivd) adjective
living or lasting only for a short time. short-lived insects; short-lived enthusiasm.
ˌshort-ˈrange adjective
1. not reaching a long distance. short-range missiles.
2. not covering a long time. a short-range weather forecast.
ˌshort-ˈsighted adjective
seeing clearly only things that are near. I don't recognize people at a distance because I'm short-sighted.
ˌshort-ˈsightedly adverb
ˌshort-ˈsightedness noun
ˌshort-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry. My husband is very short-tempered in the mornings.
ˌshort-ˈterm adjective
1. concerned only with the near future. short-term plans.
2. lasting only a short time. a short-term loan.
by a short head
by a very small amount. to win by a short head.
for short
as an abbreviation. His name is Victor, but we call him Vic for short.
go short
to cause oneself not to have enough of something. Save this carton for tomorrow, or else we'll go short (of milk).
in short
in a few words.
in short supply
not available in sufficient quantity. Fresh vegetables are in short supply.
make short work of
to dispose of very quickly. The children made short work of the ice-cream.
run short
1. (of a supply) to become insufficient. Our money is running short.
2. (with of) not to have enough. We're running short of money.
short and sweet
His reply was short and sweet: `Get out!' he shouted.
short for
an abbreviation of. `Phone' is short for `telephone'; What is `Ltd.' short for?
short of
not as far as or as much as. Our total came to just short of $1,000; We stopped five miles short of London.

shortly

قَرِيباً brzy om kort tid bald προσεχώς dentro de poco pian bientôt netom prije presto まもなく kort straks wkrótce brevemente вкратце strax ในเร็วๆ นี้ kısa zamanda sớm 很快地
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