adjective. ['ˈmoʊmənˌtɛri'] lasting for a markedly brief time.
Words that Rhyme with Momentary
Example sentences of the word momentary
Stepping off quickly may cause momentary vertigo as your brain catches up to your body.
Quotes containing the word momentary
1. When thou art above measure angry, bethink thee how momentary is man's life.
- Marcus Aurelius
2. This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
3. The WandererWhat is she like?I was told—she is amelancholy soul.She is likethe sun to the night;a momentary gold.A star when dimmedby dawning light;the flicker ofa candle blown.A lonely kitelost in flight—someone oncehad flown.
- Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure