momentarily

[ moh-muh n-tair-uh-lee, moh-muh n-ter- ]
/ ˌmoʊ mənˈtɛər ə li, ˈmoʊ mənˌtɛr- /

adverb

for a moment; briefly: to pause momentarily.
at any moment; imminently: expected to occur momentarily.

Origin of momentarily

First recorded in 1645–55; momentary + -ly

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH momentarily

currently immediately momentarily now presently soon (see synonym study at immediately) (see usage note at presently)
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British Dictionary definitions for momentarily

momentarily
/ (ˈməʊməntərəlɪ, -trɪlɪ) /

adverb

for an instant; temporarily
from moment to moment; every instant
US and Canadian very soon
Also (for senses 1, 2): momently (ˈməʊməntlɪ)
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