shortly


shortly

adverb

  1. in a short time; soon.
  2. briefly; concisely.
  3. curtly; rudely.

adverb

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

Old English scortlice “briefly,” also, in late Old English, “in short time;” from short (adj.) + -ly (2).

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