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Adjective: timely (timelier,timeliest)  tIm-lee
  1. Before a time limit expires
    "the timely filing of his income tax return"
  2. Done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    "a timely warning"; "with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery";
    - seasonable, well-timed, well timed
Adverb: timely  tIm-lee
  1. At an opportune time
    "your letter arrived timely";
    - seasonably, well-timed, apropos

Derived forms: timeliest, timelier

See also: on the dot, on time, opportune, punctual

Encyclopedia: Timely