- Imminently is defined as something that is going to happen very, very soon.
When thunder is clapping and the sky is very dark, this is an example of a situation where rainfall would begin imminently.
Variant of imminent
likely to happen without delay; impending; threatening: said of danger, evil, misfortune
Origin of imminentClassical Latin imminens, present participle of imminere, to project over, threaten ; from in-, on + minere, to project: see menace