momentarily


momentarily

adverb

  1. for a moment; briefly: to pause momentarily.
  2. at any moment; imminently: expected to occur momentarily.
  3. instantly.

adverb

  1. for an instant; temporarily
  2. from moment to moment; every instant
  3. US and Canadian very soon

adv.1650s, “for a moment,” from momentary + -ly (2). Meaning “at any moment” is from 1928.

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