Definition of "momentarily" []

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

  • From moment to moment; every instant (adverb)
  • Very soon (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

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."