[ tahym-lee ]
/ ˈtaɪm li /
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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Related formstime·li·ness, nounpre·time·li·ness, nounpre·time·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for timelier
/ (ˈtaɪmlɪ) /
adjective, adverb -lier or -liest
at the right or an opportune or appropriate time
an archaic word for early
Derived Formstimeliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for timelier
late Old English, from time (n.). As an adjective meaning "occurring at a suitable time" it is attested from c.1200.
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