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adverb     shortly pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    soon, or happening only a short period of time after something

    We’re going to break for lunch very shortly.

    shortly after/before:

    Police arrived at the scene shortly after midnight.

  2. 2
    if you say something shortly, you sound annoyed or rude

    “Of course not,” she replied shortly.

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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