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recently definition


Define the meaning of the English word recently below. Recently is an adverb. Examples of how to use recently in a sentence are shown. Also define these 7 related words and terms: recent, past, newly, lately, freshly, long ago, and long since.



recent +‎ -ly



recently (comparative more recently, superlative most recently)

  1. In the recent past
    Synonyms: newly, lately, freshly; see also Thesaurus:recently
    Antonyms: long ago, long since
    a recently published book
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
    • 2013 June 21, Chico Harlan, “Japan pockets the subsidy …”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 30:
      Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an "explosion."
    • Newly definition
      Very recently; in the immediate past.
    • Long Ago definition
      At a time in the past, especially the distant past.