Definition of timely adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtaɪmli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪmli//
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happening at exactly the right time synonym opportune A nasty incident was prevented by the timely arrival of the police. This has been a timely reminder to us all. I was grateful for your timely intervention. All claims must be dealt with in a professional and timely manner. The timely intervention of a teacher meant a fight was avoided. opposite untimely
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: timely