# soon

soon is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
 soon

### Pronunciation

• enPR: so͞on
• IPA (key): /suːn/
• SAMPA: /su:n/
•  Audio (US) (file)

 Positive soon Comparative sooner Superlativesoonest
1. Something that happens soon happens shortly after another time, often shortly after the time of speaking.
Why did he call me so soon? Did something bad happen?
John is coming home soon.
How soon will it be ready?
2. If ${\displaystyle x}$ happens as soon as ${\displaystyle y}$ does, ${\displaystyle x}$ happens right after ${\displaystyle y}$.
As soon as he finished eating, he got up and walked away from the table.

 Positive soon
1. If something is soon, it is shortly after another time, often shortly after the time of speaking.
He wanted to leave, but it seemed too soon.
There will be a time when we'll need a new school, and that time will probably be soon.