shortly

[ shawrt-lee ]
/ ˈʃɔrt li /

adverb

in a short time; soon.
briefly; concisely.
curtly; rudely.

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Origin of shortly

before 900; Middle English schortly, Old English scortlīce; see short, -ly
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British Dictionary definitions for shortly

shortly
/ (ˈʃɔːtlɪ) /

adverb

in a short time; soon
in a few words; briefly
in a curt or rude manner
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