[ tahym-lee ]
/ ˈtaɪm li /
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adjective, time·li·er, time·li·est.
occurring at a suitable time; seasonable; opportune; well-timed: a timely warning.
Archaic. early or soon.
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Origin of timely
synonym study for timely
1. See opportune.
OTHER WORDS FROM timelytime·li·ness, nounpre·time·li·ness, nounpre·time·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for timely
/ (ˈtaɪmlɪ) /
adjective, adverb -lier or -liest
at the right or an opportune or appropriate time
an archaic word for early
Derived forms of timelytimeliness, noun
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