recently; in the recent past Have you seen her lately? It's only lately that she's been well enough to go out. I haven't been sleeping well lately. Grammarlate / latelyLate and lately are both adverbs, but late is used with similar meanings to the adjective late, whereas lately can only mean “recently”:We arrived two hours late. I haven’t heard from him lately.Lately is usually used with a perfect tense of the verb.Look also at the idioms be too late (at the adjective) and too late (at the adverb).
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