Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Moments and short periods of time - synonyms or related words

moment

noun

a particular point in time when something happens

second

noun

an extremely short period of time

moment

noun

a very short period of time

instant

noun

an extremely short period of time, that ends almost immediately

short-term

adjective

business

relating to a short period of time

split second

noun

an extremely small amount of time

a bit

a short time

minute

noun

a short period of time

bout

noun

a short period when you do something a lot or something happens a lot

sec

noun

informal

a very short time

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog