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



BrE BrE//ˈməʊməntri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊmənteri//
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lasting for a very short time synonym brief a momentary lapse of concentration momentary confusion Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin momentarius, from momentum, from movimentum, from movere ‘to move’.Extra examples The pause was only momentary. I asked her to come with me and after a momentary hesitation she nodded. The accident was the result of a momentary lapse of concentration. The announcement caused momentary confusion among the passengers. There was a momentary flicker of pain in his face.
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