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Definition of shortly:

  1. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
  2. In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.


abrupt, dead, unawares, brisk, quickly, in short, concisely, currently, presently, in brief, right away, short, not far, before long, terse, elliptically, imminent, not long, soon, anon, momentarily, any day/moment etc. now, brusque, just, in no time (at all), clipped, peremptory, laconically, at the earliest/first opportunity, suddenly, pithily, around the corner, curtly, briefly, close, by and by, curt, in the short run/term, summarily.

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