fleeting

[ flee-ting ]
/ ˈfli tɪŋ /

adjective

passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient; transitory: fleeting beauty; a fleeting glance.

Origin of fleeting

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at fleet2, -ing2

Related forms

fleet·ing·ly, adverbfleet·ing·ness, nounun·fleet·ing, adjective
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fleeting

/ (ˈfliːtɪŋ) /

adjective

rapid and transienta fleeting glimpse of the sea

Derived Forms

fleetingly, adverbfleetingness, noun
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