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shortly

short·ly

shortly

 
pronunciation:
short li
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a brief while; soon.
They will arrive shortly.
synonyms:
anon, directly, presently, soon
similar words:
by and by, forthwith, immediately, promptly
definition 2: rudely; curtly.
She spoke to him shortly.
synonyms:
brusquely, curtly, rudely
similar words:
sharply