[moh-muh nt-lee]


with every moment; from moment to moment.
for a moment; momentarily.
at any moment; momentarily.

Origin of momently

First recorded in 1670–80; moment + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Examples from the Web for momently

Historical Examples of momently

  • For two more days I worked, crushed by a gloom that momently intensified.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • He cursed the pack he carried on his back, which momently grew heavier.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • And Alan gazed upon her with an awe which momently increased.


    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • He felt that he was watched—he felt that he was in momently peril.

    Ernest Maltravers, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Momently she awaited the touch of Clare's hand upon her shoulder.

    Regiment of Women

    Clemence Dane

Word Origin and History for momently

1670s, "moment to moment," from moment + -ly (2). Meaning "at any moment" is from 1775.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper