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Definition of "momentarily" [mo•men•ta•ri•ly]

  • For a moment or an instant. (adverb)
  • Usage Problem In a moment; very soon. (adverb)
  • Moment by moment; progressively. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "momentarily" in a sentence
  • "His expression momentarily froze, so she breezed past the moment by asking, “You must remember a lot about the missions of these ships.”"
  • "The name momentarily stuck in her throat as Luz attempted to be more magnanimous."
  • "¬†She had forgotten his name momentarily, too, and the priest had to repeat it for her."