Definition of recently in English:



  • At a recent time; not long ago.

    ‘I recently bought a CD player’
    ‘until recently we had a female doctor’
    • ‘I have recently had hip surgery and my doctor has told me I cannot travel for a while.’
    • ‘One of our local pubs has recently closed down after having had ten licensees in five years.’
    • ‘Dean recently lost his job in a sports shop and applied to join the fire service.’
    • ‘Until recently these institutional reforms were to be the only items on the agenda.’
    • ‘Take a look at the top end of Barkerend Road and see how many houses have come on to the market recently.’
    not long ago, a short time ago, in the last few days, in the last few months, in the last few weeks, in the past few days, in the past few months, in the past few weeks, a little while back
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