lately

[ leyt-lee ]
/ ˈleɪt li /

adverb

of late; recently; not long since: He has been very grouchy lately.

Nearby words

  1. lated,
  2. lateen,
  3. lateen sail,
  4. lateen-rigged,
  5. lateenrigged,
  6. laten,
  7. latency,
  8. latency period,
  9. latensify,
  10. latent

Origin of lately

before 1000; Middle English latli; Old English lætlīce; see late, -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for lately

lately

/ (ˈleɪtlɪ) /

adverb

in recent times; of late
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Word Origin and History for lately

lately

adv.

Old English lætlice "slow, sluggish;" see late (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "within recent times" is from late 15c., probably a new formation.

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