momentarily momentarily  /ˌmoʊ mən ˈtɛ rə li/


  1. (adv) for an instant or moment
  2. (adv) at any moment



  1. If we emerge momentarily from the privacy we have sought all our adult lives, it is only to send a message to the McCaughey family.
  2. A huge grin appeared momentarily on Johnson's face, but he quickly caught it and returned to his threatening self.
  3. Sometimes they were staggering and momentarily effective.


  1. Home Lohas brings hydroponic gardening into your room, rabbit guard not included

    While running between booths at Computex earlier this month, we were momentarily distracted by these vegetable boxes (maybe it was lunch time as well). As it turned out, this product was launched by Taiwan-based Home Lohas around the same time as when the expo started. The company pitches its hydroponic gardening appliance -- so the vegetables rely on nutritious water instead of soil -- as a ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Engadget

  2. Merion's 17th hole as tough as they come

    Justin Rose followed his tee shot at Merion's par-3 17th Saturday with some degree of anticipation. "I was licking my chops, really," Rose said, momentarily thinking he might even leave that green tied for the U.S. Open lead.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. Master of ceremonies surprised by induction into Heritage Hall of Fame

    A man of many words, Gary Woods was left momentarily speechless at the 24th annual Heritage Hall of Fame Breakfast Friday morning as Betty Shinn, Heritage Festival chairman, announced that he was this year’s inductee.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Daily Sentinel


  1. "My heart spontaneously jumped to 190 plus beats per minute, where it stayed for over an hour necessitating paramedics to start an IV and give me a shot to momentarily stop my heart and get it into a normal pattern," Stanley, 55, wrote on his...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Paul Stanley Source: CNN

  2. "The mighty Sting momentarily looks like a petulant pansy instead of the god of rock," Copeland reported.
    on Jun 1, 2007 By: Stewart Copeland Source: China Daily

  3. "When I saw it fall in, I was momentarily shocked," Choi said. "But I hope to see more putts like that over the weekend."
    on Jul 6, 2007 By: KJ Choi Source: USA Today

Word of the Day
tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /