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O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?
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Meaning of "momentary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOMENTARY

momentary  [ˈməʊməntərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOMENTARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Momentary is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MOMENTARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of momentary in the English dictionary

The definition of momentary in the dictionary is lasting for only a moment; temporary.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOMENTARY


commentary
ˈkɒməntərɪ
complementary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
complimentary
ˌkɒmplɪˈmɛntərɪ
documentary
ˌdɒkjʊˈmɛntərɪ
elementary
ˌɛlɪˈmɛntərɪ
fragmentary
ˈfræɡməntərɪ
inventory
ˈɪnvəntərɪ
involuntary
ɪnˈvɒləntərɪ
lientery
ˈlaɪəntərɪ
ligamentary
ˌlɪɡəˈməntərɪ
mesentery
ˈmɛsəntərɪ
nonvoluntary
ˌnɒnˈvɒləntərɪ
pigmentary
ˈpɪɡməntərɪ
promontory
ˈprɒməntərɪ
sedentary
ˈsɛdəntərɪ
segmentary
ˈsɛɡməntərɪ
semisedentary
ˌsɛmɪˈsɛdəntərɪ
supplementary
ˌsʌplɪˈmɛntərɪ
unguentary
ˈʌŋɡwəntərɪ
voluntary
ˈvɒləntərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOMENTARY

mom and pop
mom test
Mombasa
mome
moment
moment of inertia
moment of truth
momenta
momentaneous
momentarily
momentariness
momently
momentous
momentously
momentousness
momentum
Momi
momification
momism
momma

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOMENTARY

alimentary
dentary
filamentary
fly-on-the-wall documentary
impedimentary
integumentary
medicamentary
military
mockumentary
nondocumentary
rudimentary
running commentary
sacramentary
sedimentary
semidocumentary
shockumentary
tegumentary
tenementary
testamentary
uncomplimentary
unparliamentary

Synonyms and antonyms of momentary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MOMENTARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «momentary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of momentary

Translation of «momentary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOMENTARY

Find out the translation of momentary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of momentary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «momentary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

瞬间的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

momentáneo
570 millions of speakers

English

momentary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्षणिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُؤَقَتٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

моментальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

momentâneo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষণস্থায়িত্ব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

momentané
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesabaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

momentan
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

瞬間の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

순간의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Momentarily
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tạm thời
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

momentariness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्षणभंगूरता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

momentariness
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

momentaneo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chwilowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

миттєвий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

efemer
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στιγμιαίος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kortstondige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tillfällig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kortvarig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of momentary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOMENTARY»

The term «momentary» is very widely used and occupies the 10.090 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOMENTARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about momentary

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10 QUOTES WITH «MOMENTARY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word momentary.
1
Diane Ackerman
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
2
Felix Adler
An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment.
3
Kingsley Amis
Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
4
Barnabe Barnes
A mass of dust, world's momentary slave, Is man, in state of our old Adam made, Soon born to die, soon flourishing to fade.
5
Ozwald Boateng
Anyone can wear any color. The question is about finding the right shade. There is a momentary trend to dark colors because when the financials are not that great, people go for black, navy and grey.
6
Jacob Bronowski
The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
7
Ada Cambridge
O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?
8
Jonathan Carroll
Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
9
Eugene Field
He played the King as though under momentary apprehension that someone else was about to play the ace.
10
Michelle Forbes
I've never had a plan. You look for different actors you want to work with or different subjects you want to explore, or sometimes it's just a momentary fancy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOMENTARY»

Discover the use of momentary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to momentary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence
" This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.
John Piper, 2009
2
Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music
Here's where my American history--and yours--goes to find itself."--Jonathan Lethem, author of "You Don't Love Me Yet"
Eric Weisbard, 2007
3
Momentary Lapse of Reason: Memoires of A Lebanese
August 31st, 2008.
Bassam Loucas, 2012
4
Momentary Mother
Lulu Rosetti is manipulated into visiting her toxic family, and while there she uncovers secrets.
Lisa De Niscia, 2011
5
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Two capsules of Source Naturals L- Tryptophan changed that forever. I believe this book to be the first of its kind, a day by day account from a sufferer of a disease caused by the genetic tampering of a naturally harmless substance.
Henryk Behr, 2011
6
Momentary Buddhahood: Mindfulness and the Vajrayana Path
In this book, esteemed scholar Anyen Rinpoche dispels a common misconception among Western Vajrayana Buddhists: that mindfulness is a Zen teaching and thus not essential for tantric practice.
Anyen Rinpoche, 2009
7
Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods
Marianne, the Madame, and the Momentary Gods is the second volume of Sheri S. Tepper's acclaimed Marianne Trilogy.
Sheri S. Tepper, 2011
8
Finding Contentment: When Momentary Happiness Just Isn't Enough
Dr. Warren has five get-to-know-yourself-better steps designed to uncover the real you and help you find lifelong serenity.
Neil Clark Warren, 1997
9
Ecological Momentary Assessment and Intervention in physical ...
FIGURE 2 | Simple regression slopes for centered momentary fatigue and use of Guarding at low, mean, and high levels of momentary physical activity. FIGURE 3 | Simple regression slopes for centered momentary fatigue and use of Resting ...
Wolfgang Schlicht, Ulrich W. Ebner-Priemer, Martina Kanning, 2014
10
Momentary Lapse
What turns out to be her momentary lapse in judgment changes the fabric of her life for a long time to come.
Laurie Larsen, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOMENTARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term momentary is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Album Review: Albert Hammond Jr. – Momentary Masters
Seven years later (and following two so-so Strokes albums and a solo EP, 2013's AHJ), Hammond returns with Momentary Masters, his most ... «Consequence of Sound, Jul 15»
2
Momentary mistake, claims Uber driver
Pintu kept cursing himself for his "momentary mistake", which earned a bad name for his family, said an investigator. He is the first Uber driver ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Watch it with us - live!
Because if you've seen Sharknado 2, you'll realise that these films have an endless string of momentary, nonsensical celebrity cameos in place ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
You Should Want Becky Hammon Coaching Your Basketball Team
... there should be little compelling reason why Summer League hoops should grab more than a momentary slice of your attention. The season ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
5
Events in Greece and China Impact World Markets
Whatever it was, the momentary rebound stopped almost as quickly as it occurred, driving the price of gold ever lower. For the moment, the ... «Wall Street Sector Selector, Jul 15»
6
Happiness Without a Reason
Pleasure is a momentary. Because all outer experiences are impermanent, pleasure always dissipates and leads to loss and suffering and an ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
7
Why airlines hate squished bugs on airplane wings
Bumpy wings from that momentary encounter increase drag and require the plane to burn slightly more fuel during hours of the entire flight. «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
8
What 1 Guy Learned From Wearing Shapewear for a Week
I have completely forgotten the momentary boost in confidence I experienced yesterday. My morning starts with "Don't forget to put these dumb ... «Cosmopolitan.com, Jul 15»
9
5 meaningful ways to help the world's mothers on #BumpDay
... in getting people to talk about global maternal health care, it stops short of actual, tangible action that extends beyond a momentary hashtag. «Mashable, Jul 15»
10
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Christmas in July & FOX 13
Your gifts will provide entertainment, encouragement and momentary escape from illness for children throughout the year! You can help by ... «FOX 13 Tampa Bay, WTVT-TV, Jul 15»

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