Definition of fleetingly in English:

fleetingly

adverb

  • For a very short time.

    ‘only fleetingly does she let any strain show’
    • ‘A man in a black overcoat fleetingly appears throughout the play.’
    • ‘We hope they will have the farsightedness to see past the exuberant accolades that are fleetingly bestowed upon them.’
    • ‘The next four days went fleetingly.’
    • ‘The incidental music is moodily atmospheric though played rather fleetingly.’
    • ‘It's a rare actor who can show up only fleetingly and leave a lasting impression.’
    • ‘They now see each other only fleetingly.’
    • ‘I wondered fleetingly why she was here alone.’
    • ‘He also fleetingly mentioned the abysmal state of public transport across the country.’
    • ‘Other macro themes focusing on such things as poverty and oppression are referred to fleetingly, if at all.’
    • ‘They may have gotten brief, nightly radar hits while the aircraft's weapons bay doors opened fleetingly.’

Pronunciation

fleetingly

/ˈfliːtɪŋli/